People despise and reject what they do not understand, and they frequently misunderstand righteousness; this means that the righteous often experience contempt. Closeness to God sometimes means alienation from other people.
Prayer: Father, you know my inner heart, my secret motives, my basic desires. My sins and my virtues are both under your mercy, so that I have nothing to fear from men and everything to hope from You, even in Jesus Christ Amen.
6 Do not let those who hope in you be put to shame because of me,
O Lord God of hosts;
do not let those who seek you be dishonored because of me,
O God of Israel.
7 It is for your sake that I have borne reproach,
that shame has covered my face.