Poison Pills

Psalm 70; Isaiah 50:4–9a; Hebrews 12:1–3; John 13:21–32 Taking insults is hard. Taking insults in today’s culture is reality…especially on social media. It’s not just social media, though, not by far. It is pervasive. Isaiah faced plenty of insults. He was spat upon. People physically pulled the hair from his beard (Ouch!). He did not hide from them. Yes, we attribute these descriptions (rightly) to Jesus. They are also Isaiah. They aren’t descriptive of many Christians. Even among Christians, the willingness (sometimes, it seems, eagerness) to verbally rip another person into shreds is appall…

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