Psalm 22 | Jesus Is Lord


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Just as Psalm 22’s articulate prophesies of Jesus’ sufferings and resurrection were fulfilled, so will the prophesies of His loving, righteous ruling on earth be fulfilled. Expect it. Desire it. Declare it. Jesus is LORD!

 

TEXT

Psalm 22:26–31 KJV

26 The meek shall eat and be satisfied: They shall praise the Lord that seek him: Your heart shall live for ever.

27 All the ends of the world shall remember and turn unto the Lord: And all the kindreds of the nations shall worship before thee.

28 For the kingdom is the Lord’s: And he is the governor among the nations.

29 All they that be fat upon earth shall eat and worship: All they that go down to the dust shall bow before him: And none can keep alive his own soul.

30 A seed shall serve him; It shall be accounted to the Lord for a generation.

31 They shall come, and shall declare his righteousness Unto a people that shall be born, that he hath done this.

 

 

INTRO

 

Psalm 22 has been quoted 13 in the NT, with 9 of those regarding the suffering and death of Jesus.

 

While David is likely describing feelings and experiences he is going through, maybe while being hunted by Saul, the psalm gives clear prophesies of the coming Messiah’s sufferings and ruling.

 

Portions of the first and last verses of this Psalm are quoted by Jesus while on the cross:

 

“My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me.”

 

“He hath done this.” / “It is finished.”

 

Psalm 22 has been referred to as “the 5th Gospel.”

 

Here are some examples of the Messianic elements:

 

#1

Mark 15:34 KJV

34 And at the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani? which is, being interpreted, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?

Psalm 22:1 KJV

1 My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? Why art thou so far from helping me, and from the words of my roaring?

 

#2

Matthew 27:39–44 KJV

39 And they that passed by reviled him, wagging their heads,

40 And saying, Thou that destroyest the temple, and buildest it in three days, save thyself. If thou be the Son of God, come down from the cross.

41 Likewise also the chief priests mocking him, with the scribes and elders, said,

42 He saved others; himself he cannot save. If he be the King of Israel, let him now come down from the cross, and we will believe him.

43 He trusted in God; let him deliver him now, if he will have him: for he said, I am the Son of God.

44 The thieves also, which were crucified with him, cast the same in his teeth.

Mark 15:29 KJV

29 And they that passed by railed on him, wagging their heads, and saying, Ah, thou that destroyest the temple, and buildest it in three days,

Psalm 22:6–8 KJV

6 But I am a worm, and no man; A reproach of men, and despised of the people.

7 All they that see me laugh me to scorn: They shoot out the lip, they shake the head, saying,

8 He trusted on the Lord that he would deliver him: Let him deliver him, seeing he delighted in him.

 

#3

Matthew 27:43 KJV

43 He trusted in God; let him deliver him now, if he will have him: for he said, I am the Son of God.

Psalm 22:8 KJV

8 He trusted on the Lord that he would deliver him: Let him deliver him, seeing he delighted in him.

 

#4

Matthew 26:56 KJV

56 But all this was done, that the scriptures of the prophets might be fulfilled. Then all the disciples forsook him, and fled.

Psalm 22:11–12 KJV

11 Be not far from me; for trouble is near; For there is none to help.

12 Many bulls have compassed me: Strong bulls of Bashan have beset me round.

Alone with none to help

 

#5

Matthew 27:35 KJV

35 And they crucified him, and parted his garments, casting lots: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, They parted my garments among them, and upon my vesture did they cast lots.

John 19:24 KJV

24 They said therefore among themselves, Let us not rend it, but cast lots for it, whose it shall be: that the scripture might be fulfilled, which saith, They parted my raiment among them, and for my vesture they did cast lots. These things therefore the soldiers did.

Crucified/pierced

Psalm 22:16 KJV

16 For dogs have compassed me: The assembly of the wicked have inclosed me: They pierced my hands and my feet.

Gambled of vesture

Psalm 22:18 KJV

18 They part my garments among them, And cast lots upon my vesture.

 

#6

Luke 23:35 KJV

35 And the people stood beholding. And the rulers also with them derided him, saying, He saved others; let him save himself, if he be Christ, the chosen of God.

Psalm 22:17 KJV

17 I may tell all my bones: They look and stare upon me.

 

#7

Hebrews 2:12 KJV

12 Saying, I will declare thy name unto my brethren, in the midst of the church will I sing praise unto thee.

Psalm 22:22 KJV

22 I will declare thy name unto my brethren: In the midst of the congregation will I praise thee.

 

 

PASSAGE SUMMARY

His Cry, vs. 1-2

His Trust, vs. 3-5

His Reproach, vs. 6-8

His Hope, vs. 9-10

His Prayer, vs. 11-21

His Proclamation, vs. 22-25

His Prophesy, vs. 26-31

 

 

CONCLUSION

 

The passage ends in the LORD’s loving, righteous rule.

 

It shouts victory.

 

In application, it reminds me of Jesus’ model prayer:

 

Matthew 6:9–13 KJV

9 After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.

10 Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.

11 Give us this day our daily bread.

12 And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.

13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.

 

“Thy kingdom come.”

 

Psalm 22:28 KJV

28 For the kingdom is the Lord’s: And he is the governor among the nations.

 

Jesus is not only our Saviour; Jesus is also our King.

 

Just as the sufferings and resurrection were fulfilled, so will His rule be fulfilled.

 

Expect it.

Desire it.

Declare it.

 

Jesus is LORD!
 
by Pastor John Cole. Released: 2019. Genre: Preaching.


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