Psalm 22:1, 8, 14-18

My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?  Why are you so far from saving me, so far from the words of my groaning?

He trusts in the LORD; let the LORD rescue him.  Let him deliver him, since he delights in him.

I am poured out like water, and all my bones are out of joint.  My heart has turned to wax; it has melted away within me.  My strength is dried up like a potsherd, and my tongue sticks to the roof of my mouth.  Dogs have surrounded me; a band of evil men has encircled me, they have pierced  my hands and my feet.  I can count all my bones; people stare and gloat over me.  They divide my garments among them and cast lots for my clothing.

These verses of the Psalm of David are profoundly prophetic.  Not only does Jesus cry out to God the words of verse 1 from the cross, but the chief priests, teachers and elders quote David as well.

David has written the song of the Crucifixion of the Saviour of the world.  David lived and reigned approximately 1000 years before the crucifixion, yet God entrusted Him with the words of His mouth and the hope of our salvation.  We have been blessed also to receive the words of His mouth and the story of the hope of our salvation in the form of the Bible.  Thank you for such a gift, Lord, may it not be left unopened, unappreciated, but may we open it and enjoy your gift to us often.

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