“The proud have had me greatly in derision,
yet I have not declined from your law.”
Jesus kept doing the will of God even when he was abused by wicked men. Those proud men didn’t know that Jesus was their only hope of eternal life, but he knew it, and he loved them and endured their abuse so that he might save them.
We who are in Christ are the only light that is in the world, the only hope others have of seeing God’s righteousness in action. The world does not know that, but we know it, and knowing it gives us the strength to love our enemies and to pray for those who hurt us, just as Jesus did.
Now, try to remember. What was your reaction the last time someone said or did something to you that you didn’t like?