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COPING WITH LIFE
September 6, 1987
One of the most important things you can ever do for someone is to accept them.
One of the worst things you can ever do is to reject someone.
There is no hurt like the hurt of rejection.
From William Shakespeare, Much Ado About Nothing, I quote
"0, what men dare do! What men may do! What men daily do,
not knowing what they do!"
It is difficult to know at times the tragedy we may cause in another's life when
we unknowingly may reject them.
I. TWO BIBLE VERSES ON REJECTION.
1. Proverbs 18:14 - "Rejection can be impossible to bear."
2. Luke 17:11-19 - "Lepers were the rejects of society."
Let's evaluate the attitude and actions of Jesus.
(A.) He accepted them enough to listen to them.
(B.) He cared from them enough to speak to them.
(C.) He loved them enough to heal them.
II. HOW CAN YOU TELL WHEN ONE HAS BEEN REJECTED?
1. When one is easily hurt. (Bi ...
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