When Jesus heard this, He said, “Healthy people don’t need a doctor, sick people do” (Matthew 9:12).

Jesus didn’t get a break when He was walking on this earth. He was criticized by everyone, even the “religious” leaders, the Sadducees and Pharisees. Why, because they thought they were “On Point” and knew it all. They were so caught up in enforcing the Old Testament law that they spent just about all their time throwing “Shade” on Jesus. They didn’t bother to listen to his message.

There are always going to be individuals and small groups throwing “Shade” your way. When you encounter those individuals, do what Jesus did. Just shake it off and move on. Rise above them! God said it was going to happen. Don’t give up on your dream. Remember, the ones throwing “Shade” on you are not the ones you are living for; your life belongs to God.


  • “Shade” – talking about an individual, making them look bad…