Redemption by Christ is the Lord's own doing. Christ died to bring us to God, the God that made us, from whom we had revolted, and to reduce us to our native allegiance. 3:21 . The Saviour now speaks as risen from the dead. And though it was no great instance of Christ’s suffering, yet it is a great instance of the fulfilling of the scripture in him. Christ’s sacrifice being accepted, the saints shall feast upon the sacrifice, as, under the law, upon the peace-offerings, and so partake of the altar: The meek shall eat and be satisfied, eat of the bread of life, feed with an appetite upon the doctrine of Christ’s mediation, which is meat and drink to the soul that knows its own nature and case. David was sometimes taunted for his confidence in God; but in the sufferings of Christ this was literally and exactly fulfilled. (11-21) Praises for mercies and redemption. Consider these enriching treasures of truth. Complaints of discouragement. Observe what the jewel is which he is in care for, "The safety of my soul, my darling; let that be redeemed from the power of the grave, Ps. (1.) That they should be converted: They shall remember, and turn to the Lord. 22:1-10 The Spirit of Christ, which was in the prophets, testifies in this psalm, clearly and fully, the sufferings of Christ, and the glory that should follow. Christ, in his agony, prayed earnestly, prayed that the cup might pass from him. Let the ungodly professor consider whether the Saviour thus honoured the Divine law, to purchase him the privilege of despising it. Hebrews 2:12 quotes the second half of Psalm 22 (specifically, Psalm 22:22), proving clearly that the entire Psalm points to Jesus, not just the agony of the first half. Why are You so far from … The glory of God in the salvation of his church. 2. To cry our, My God, why am I sick? (3.) Log In/Sign Up New International Version (NIV) ... Psalm 22:22. It is here prophesied, (1.) That by the declaring of God’s name, by the preaching of the everlasting gospel in its plainness and purity, many should be effectually called to him and to God by him. 2:11 . In the experience we have had of God’s goodness to us all along ever since, drawn out in a constant uninterrupted series of preservations and supplies: Thou art my God, providing me and watching over me for good, from my mother’s belly, that is, from my coming into the world unto this day. While the Jewish commentary tries to explain the meaning of Psalm 22 as pertaining only to David, the sufferings described clearly exceed what David suffered during his life. "I will declare thy name unto my brethren." I’m certain that in that tape you would hear Him explain Psalm 22. 17:4 ), particularly in his sufferings, which he entered upon with this solemn request, Father, glorify thy name, Jn. All our praises must refer to the work of redemption. The psalm logically divides into five segments. This may be applied to any child of God, pressed down, overwhelmed with grief and terror. All our praises must centre in the work of redemption and a great deal of reason we have to be thankful, (1.) Copyright © 2021, Bible Study Tools. Who then can stand before God's anger? (1-10) With prayer for deliverance. Let that encourage us to hope that we shall be delivered from the lion’s mouth, that we be not torn. David and other good men have often, for direction to us, encouraged themselves with this, that God was not only the God of their fathers, as before (v. 4), but the God of their infancy, who began by times to take care of them, as soon as they had a being, and therefore, they hope, will never cast them off. Never any that hoped in thee, were made ashamed of their hope; never any that sought thee, sought thee in vain. 2 O my God, I cry in the day time, but thou hearest not; and in the night season, and am not silent. When Job speaks of his inward trouble he says, The Almighty makes my heart soft, Job. David indeed was often in trouble, and beset with enemies; but many of the particulars here specified are such as were never true of David, and therefore must be appropriated to Christ in the depth of his humiliation.1. That there is an everlasting righteousness, which Jesus Christ has brought in. I will declare Your name to My brethren Psalm 21:22. "Lord, save me from being overpowered by his terrors.’’ He pleads, "Thou hast formerly heard me from the horns of the unicorn,’’ that is, "saved me from him in answer to my prayer.’’ This may refer to the victory Christ had obtained over Satan and his temptations (Mt. He is the hind of the morning, marked out by the counsels of God from eternity, to be run down by those dogs that compassed him, v. 16. That it should include many of different ranks, v. 29. They make mouths at him, make merry over him, and make a jest of his sufferings: They shoot out the lip, they shake their head, saying, This was he that said he trusted God would deliver him; now let him deliver him. Being my only one, it ought to be my darling, for the eternal welfare of which I ought to be deeply concerned. Psalms 22, Coffman Commentaries on the Bible, One of over 110 Bible commentaries freely available, this commentary, by the leading authority in the Church of Christ, presents a verse level look at the Bible. This is implied here; that he should see his seed, Isa. Encouragement taken, in reference hereunto, v. 3-5. Of the humiliation of Christ (v. 1-21), where David, as a type of Christ, complains of the very calamitous condition he was in upon many accounts. Psalms 22:26 The meek shall eat and be satisfied: they shall praise the LORD that seek him: your heart shall live for ever. (2.) Psalm 22: 1000 BC (Matthew 27:31-48) ..Then they led him (Jesus) away to crucify him…. Having engaged to bring many sons to glory, he will perform his engagement to the utmost, and will lose none.III. 10 For you drew me forth from the womb, made me safe at my mother’s breasts. Our Lord Jesus was stripped, when he was crucified, that he might clothe us with the robe of his righteousness. The psalm forms a regular p And we continued on in that series for about six months ending at Psalm 20 at which point we turned our attention to the book of Ecclesiastes. They were our fathers, and thy people are beloved for the fathers’ sake,’’ Rom. why am I poor? 50:7 .III. of 1 - 21. Let every tongue confess that he is Lord. That God should be greatly honoured and glorified in him by that church. It was great condescension that he became man, a step downwards, which is, and will be, the wonder of angels; yet, as if it were too much, too great, to be a man, he becomes a worm, and no man. When we cannot rejoice in God as our song, yet let us stay ourselves upon him as our strength; and take the comfort of spiritual supports, when we cannot have spiritual delights. Verses 11-21 In these verses we have Christ suffering and Christ praying, by which we are directed to look for crosses and to look up to God under them.I. This may be applied to any child of God, pressed down, overwhelmed with grief and terror. 2. 2. 22. And thou art still the same in thyself and the same to thy people that ever thou wast. 66:23 . Why am I poor?’’ would give cause to suspect discontent and worldliness. 12:27, Jn. Of the exaltation of Christ, ver. But is must be applied to Christ: for, in the first words of this complaint, he poured out his soul before God when he was upon the cross (Mt. 27:46 ); probably he proceeded to the following words, and, some think, repeated the whole psalm, if not aloud (because they cavilled at the first words), yet to himself. His righteousness, and not any of their own, they shall declare to be the foundation of all their hopes, and the fountain of all their joys. Much of it is expressly applied to Christ in the New Testament, all of it may be applied to him, and some of it must be understood of him only. 19:23, Jn. 5:7 ) and enabled him to go through with his work. It is therefore our great interest, as well as duty, to bow before the Lord Jesus, to give up ourselves to him to be his subjects and worshippers; for this is the only way, and it is a sure way, to secure our happiness when we go down to the dust. Psalm 22 - For the director of music. To the tune of “The Doe of the Morning.” A psalm of David. Or who knows the power of it? A sad complaint of God’s withdrawings, v. 1, v. 2.1. 3. Or his bones might be numbered, because his body was distended upon the cross, which made it easy to count his ribs. Christ has said, Because I live, you shall live also, (Jn. In singing this psalm we must keep our thoughts fixed upon Christ, and be so affected with his sufferings as to experience the fellowship of them, and so affected with his grace as to experience the power and influence of it.To the chief musician upon Aijeleth Shahar. The life of the sinner was forfeited, and therefore the life of the sacrifice must be the ransom for it. He foresees with pleasure, 1. The providences of God concerning David were so very extraordinary that we may suppose there were some wise and good men who then could not but look upon him as a figure of him that was to come. The colliquation of his spirits: My heart is like wax, melted to receive the impressions of God’s wrath against the sins he undertook to satisfy for, melting away like the vitals of a dying man; and, as this satisfied for the hardness of our hearts, so the consideration of it should help to soften them. Let this therefore confirm our faith in him as the true Messiah, and inflame our love to him as the best of friends, who loved us and suffered all this for us.II. 135:19, Ps. A seed shall serve him. Indeed, this psalm is an appropriate lectionary reading for Good Friday because the Gospels cite and allude to it at least five times in the crucifixion account. That Jesus Christ was owned by his Father in his undertaking, notwithstanding the apprehension he was sometimes under that his Father had forsaken him. That he would help him and make haste to help him, help him to bear up under his troubles, that he might not fail nor be discouraged, that he might neither shrink from his undertaking nor sink under it. We have a sorrowful complaint of God's withdrawings. That it should reach far (v. 27, v. 28), that, whereas the Jews had long been the only professing people of God, now all the ends of the world should come into the church, and, the partition-wall being taken down, the Gentiles should be taken in. Now, as Christ shall have honour from that which is passing away and leaving the world (v. 29, those that go down to the dust shall bow before him, and it is good to die bowing before Christ; blessed are the dead who thus die in the Lord ), so he shall have honour from that which is rising up, and setting out, in the world, v. 30. Which may be considered either as … The suffering of the Redeemer was graciously accepted as a full satisfaction for sin. 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