These verses exemplify the way Jesus lived on Earth. He truly lived set apart, not only because he committed no sin but because He didn’t relate to the world around Him in the same way everyone else did. His response to insults and suffering was contented meekness. Why? Because “he entrusted himself to him who judges justly.”
When I am not entrusting myself (my desires, gifts, doubts, struggles, purpose, future) to God, I’m so quick to get entangled in all the inconsequential dynamics and interactions with the people around me. Instead of the fruits of the Holy Spirit within us, our lives can be full of comparison, self-focus, retaliation, discontentment, and withdrawal in our relationships.
When we entrust ourselves to God, we are able to see everything else in this world with a heavenly mindset. We can know that He sees us, He knows us, He is for us, He is trustworthy to guide and care for us, and He is the perfect Judge who will ultimately right every wrong, whether some of that happens here and now or not until Jesus comes back again. Lord, help us trust You as our true Shepherd and Overseer of our souls.