"Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father." Php 2:9-11What men despised God exalted. And I find that God often exalts the despised. Jesus chose the despised to be his apostles. But after he humilated the Pharisees and they became despised in the Christian community the Lord chose a Pharisee, Paul, to be his greatest apostle, though he reckoned himself the least. So also in the parable of the Pharisee and the Tax Collector God exalted the humble. Are you despised by those around you? Then maybe God is planning to exalt you. Never underestimate God's grace to the despised.