Romans 15:3-4 (NLT)
3 For even Christ didn’t live to please himself. As the Scriptures say, “The insults of those who insult you, O God, have fallen on me.” 4 Such things were written in the Scriptures long ago to teach us. And the Scriptures give us hope and encouragement as we wait patiently for God’s promises to be fulfilled.

These verses are about learning to please others and not just ourselves. Paul quotes Christ in saying the insults meant for God fell onto Him. it was to show Christ dealt with them and still gave of Himself for us in spite of the torment He went through. It gives up hope and encouragement so that we can endure today and tomorrow.

Jesus endured much harshness through his life. When He would expose the sin of the religious leaders their hatred would vent towards Him; but Jesus was only following the will of The Father in His teaching. As Jesus went from city to city telling others about the Kingdom of God, insults were always present. There were comments like what good can come out of small town or He is out of His mind. People would demand signs from Him to prove He was from God. His reputation for miracles preceded Him, but people still doubted. Even the religious leaders acknowledged His miracles, but denied the possibility He was God. Pilate could find no wrong with Him as He waited for death. What if Jesus had decided He was tired of the insults, tired of the criticism, and tired of the abuse He received as He stood there for God? What if Jesus had saved Himself, he could not have saved us. Praise God for Jesus who put us before Himself. Give thanks for the eternal life and hope He gave us. Pray that we might be able to follow His example.