Read Psalm 22 – Blessed David, did he know when he penned this how prophetic it was? Did he live through an instance that led his heart to cry out these words? He certainly lived through many times of peril. Yet Jesus used these very words during the last moments of his human life, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” Psalm 22:1, Matthew 27:46, Mark 15:34
Did you know the number markers, 3:16, 8:28, 22:1, etc, were added over a thousand years after Jesus? In his day, one would bring up a passage by uttering the first few words.
I say that to ask you to picture Jesus as you read. This is Jesus, scorned and despised (:6). This is Jesus with his tongue sticking to the roof of his mouth (:15). This is Jesus, pierced through his hands and feet (:16)… read about this wrath that we deserve, yet was paid by him who knew no sin.
Sit in wonder as you consider how perfectly this prophetic psalm was fulfilled in our Savior hundreds of years after it was penned. There is so much to marvel at; I will be quiet and trust the Holy Spirit to work on your heart as you read and meditate on Psalm 22.