Glorious Savior Rejected

How could the greatest Preacher of all time, preaching the most needed sermon, to His own people, from the Holy Scriptures, be not only rejected but threatened with death? The sin of our hearts runs deeper than we imagine. When exposed, it often lashes out. Simeon foretold that Jesus was “destined to cause the falling and rising of many in Israel, and to be a sign that will be spoken against” and we see his words begin to come true in Jesus’ hometown. But how will we respond to Jesus? Will we trust His lordship and receive His grace, or will we demand that He meet our expectations, to our great peril?