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Why Have You Forsaken Me?

Read Psalms 19:1 through 26:12

The Old Testament is filled with passages that foreshadow the coming of the Messiah and the nature of His death and suffering. Psalm 22 is one of those passages.

Though written by David during one of the most difficult times of his life, this Psalm gives a picture of the death of Jesus on the cross. Read over it several times and then read over the account of the crucifixion of Jesus in Matthew 27:32–56. There are clear parallels between the two passages.

My God, my God, why have You forsaken me? (Psalm 22:1).

When Jesus cried out from the cross, it wasn’t lost on most listeners that He was quoting Psalm 22. Jesus, the Word incarnate, knew the Scriptures and was purposely fulfilling all the prophecies that were written about the coming of the Messiah. The death and resurrection of Jesus were not some chance events or whims of God to redeem the world. This was His plan from the very beginning of time.

Prayer Suggestion: Thank You, God, for loving me so much that You sent Jesus to save me from my sins!

Quicklook: Psalm 22:1–8

 

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