behaved [halak] myself as though he had been my friend [rea`] or brother ['ach]: I bowed
down [shachach] heavily [qadar], as one that mourneth ['abel] for his mother ['em]. KJV-Interlinear
14 I went
about as though I grieved for my friend or my brother; as one who laments his
mother, I bowed down in mourning. ESV
The speaker, who we already know as Jesus Christ, speaking through the written words of David, is under the heavy weight of grief and sorrow.
He treats those who are contemptuous against Him, as He would a close brother or family member or close relative, with courtesy, kindness and affection.
But His feelings run extremely deep, as one would behave when a mother is lost.
All around, people rejected Jesus.
All around, people ignored Jesus.
All around, people mocked and ridiculed Jesus.
That was true back then and it is true even today, even though people would argue against that notion.
But today, the world is indifferent.
Today people do not abide by the mandates of the Bible.
Today, people are more in-tuned with their own pleasures or their own self-wisdom or their own self-defined relationship with God, while ignoring the one and only way of achieving a true relationship with God.
Back then, people mocked openly and spit on Him. Today people ignore His mandates, and ignore or redefine their responsibilities before God.
In this world we all have responsibilities to God, to self, to spouses, to family, to work or business, to society in general. But, these responsibilities are ignored and deemed as unimportant. So is it a shock when life falls all around you? Is there no recognition of repercussions that will occur? Does pretended ignorance or excuse justify ones behavior or attitude or beliefs?
And yet, Christ did all for us and more, and how is He repaid?