Psalm 22 was written by David, but it is more than a song. Psalm 22 is prophetic. It points to Jesus from the very beginning. The first part of the Psalm speaks of the humiliation of Christ and the ending speaks of his exaltation. On the cross Jesus even cried out Psalm 22:1: “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”
Take a second to let that sink in. Psalm 22 was written hundreds of years before Jesus was born, yet it prophesied his coming. This knowledge leaves me in awe of God. He has thought of every minute detail and has weaved together the moments of old with the moments at present and the moments that are to come. He is so powerful and all knowing that he could divinely inspire David to foretell of the suffering and exaltation of the world’s coming Messiah hundreds of years beforehand. If you have ever doubted the sovereignty and power of God I challenge you to study the scriptures to see how God’s power and majesty are prevalent throughout history.
God knew man would fall, and he knew he must provide a sacrifice for all. There wasn’t a Messiah by happenstance, but rather by divine planning. Just as you did not come to know God by happenstance, but rather by revelation from God according to his divine plan.
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