What’s on your mind?Category: QUESTION (specifically seeking Bible knowledge/wisdom)You think psalm 22 helped them realize that He is indeed the Messiah?
Sheela Leigh Staff asked 5 months ago

(ANON QUESTION RECEIVED FROM GodfirstGodalways)

Jews of the time will have known the psalms as model worship prayers to God. so at mt27.46, though Jesus said one verse, you think psalm 22 helped them realize that He is indeed the Messiah? i mean what kind of reactions were those around the cross…

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Sheela Leigh Staff answered 5 months ago

Any predictions and prophecies about Jesus is found in OT. The NT clarifies and fulfills them. The Psalms are full of emotions, cries from the heart, good and bad. When it comes to Jesus’ suffering on the Cross, we can only imagine his pain thanks to words, but I don’t believe those words were meant to prove that Jesus is the Messiah. In Psalm 22:1, “My God, my God why have you forsaken me?” David is merely expressing his feeling of being abandoned by God. The Jews at the time were expecting an earthly king which Jesus wasn’t. The reactions were a mix of good and bad, but the Jews definitely thought Jesus deserved his death. When Jesus went around teaching, he was asked a lot of questions, so he offered one himself. I believe He may have been trying to clear up a misunderstanding about the Messiah. Luke 20:41-44 Then Jesus said to them, “Why is it said that the Messiah is the son of David? David himself declares in the Book of Psalms (101:1): “‘The Lord said to my Lord: “Sit at my right hand until I make your enemies a footstool for your feet.”’ David calls him ‘Lord.’ How then can he be his son?” That Psalm is definitely a better depiction of the idea that Jesus is the Messiah. David acknowledged the Messiah as Lord, the One greater than an earthly king. He often prayed to His Lord who was going to be the Messiah. He was a prophet after all. This is what he believed and Jesus clarified that by revealing that He was that Messiah. John 4:26, 27 The woman said, “I know that Messiah” (called Christ) “is coming. When he comes, he will explain everything to us.” Then Jesus declared, “I who speak to you am he.”
 
By His Grace, Sheela (Via godfirstgodalways)

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