The ancient tribe of Simeon began in sorrow and went forth with violence. They were left with little hope at the death of Jacob, and were largely overshadowed by the preeminence of Judah. Yet God remembered them, and they have a place in the final kingdom visions of the Old and New Testaments. (See Ezekiel 48:24, 33 and Revelation 7:7, 21:12.)
Though particular individuals, families, and clans within God’s covenant community may esteem themselves as losers who are forgotten and hopeless, Jesus was wounded for all His people. Those who repent of their sins and follow Him are joint-heirs with the High King of Heaven. Christianity uniquely provides hope for the lowly because of the doctrine of substitution. The Lord is our new worth.