Saturday, February 16, 2013

Day 47, Feb. 16 - Psalm 22

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Psalm 22 is a Psalm of anguish and many of the verses here we see again in Matthew 27 during the crucifixion of Jesus.

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

These words were uttered by Jesus on the cross, but how many times have we felt that God has forsaken us? Yet Jesus promised he would never leave us. It's good to be reminded that some days!

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  1. Psalm 22
    10 I was placed in your care from birth. From my mother’s womb you have been my God.

    15-20 My strength is dried up like pieces of broken pottery. My tongue sticks to the roof of my mouth. You lay me down in the dust of death. Dogs have surrounded me. A mob has encircled me. They have pierced my hands and feet. I can count all my bones. People stare. They gloat over me. They divide my clothes among themselves. They throw dice for my clothing. Do not be so far away, O Lord. Come quickly to help me, O my strength. Rescue my soul from the sword, my life from vicious dogs.

    27-28 All the ends of the earth will remember and return to the Lord. All the families from all the nations will worship you because the kingdom belongs to the Lord and he rules the nations.

    30-31 There will be descendants who serve him, a generation that will be told about the Lord. They will tell people yet to be born about his righteousness—that he has finished it. A psalm by David.