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Richard H Priday's Psalms Chapter 22 comment on 10/14/2022, 8:10pm...

To add to the discussion on Psalm 22; the sufferings of Christ; His one time separation from the Father so that He could be the atonement for our sins and utter rejection by His own should be considered carefully. There are plenty of scientific journals which talk of the incredible suffering with the brutality of a crucifixion. We need to remember that while we were yet ENEMIES Christ died for us. (see Romans 5:8; Ephesians 2:3 and many other scriptures). He experienced what we under the blood will never have to experience when taking on our sin and trading it for His righteousness through the sacrifice on the cross. There is more to see here as we get to Psalm 24 on that subject.

As for now; we remember that He will always have the nail scarred hands and feet on His resurrected body. (Luke 24:39). He conquered death itself; which also is a theme discussed in the next study on Psalm 23 often used to assure those on their hour of need or to those facing death. Our only hope is in Christ; as are the blessings so we need to carefully examine our hearts to see if we are right with the Lord NOW. (See Hebrews 9:27).



Richard H Priday's Psalms Chapter 22 comment on 10/14/2022, 8:01pm...

This Psalm is widely known as a prophetic one about the crucifixion of Christ. There are many cross references here which can be cited but I feel it is more fitting to leave it to the reader to examine the scriptures for themselves what appears between Genesis 3 and Micah. This would be the main scripture that should speak to Jews along with the often avoided Psalm 53 on the sufferings of Messiah.

Verses 26 and on signify the future reign of Christ on earth; as to my eschatological bend; I would say the Millennial period is in focus here; notwithstanding all eternity afterwards. This is much like Luke 4:18 which quotes the first part of the statement beginning Isaiah 61 (verse 1) without verse 2 which states; once again His rule after the second coming. In general; however we feel about the Millennial period taking verses as anything but literal makes no sense when all those who are Post Millennial; for instance seem to take the prophetic verses of His first coming quite literally. This multilayered view is more common than not in the prophetic. It is clear in many of these Psalms that David when speaking through the inspiration of the Spirit spoke of Christ's sufferings and in that sense also suffered as we are today (1 Peter 5:10). In this Psalm; however it seems that everything is about Christ rather than David. No wonder God said that he was a "man after His own heart." (1 Sam. 13:14).


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