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Thoughts and Reflections on Scripture

2019

February

Friday, February 15th, 2019
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"My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?” A famous question we all recall as Jesus’ words upon the cross at the moment before his death. But how many realize it's a quote from this Psalm?

It makes me wonder if Jesus’ intent was for his followers to look up this Psalm, and see it ”“ in it's entirety ”“ in the context of Jesus’ life and death?

It's certainly an interesting suggestion. He refers to his ancestors’ faith, he refers to his being a worm. We typically break up this Psalm within liturgical services by ending it at verse 15.

At least that was my experience in the Anglican church, where I served for a few years. It's a shame we end at verse 15, because it goes on to reference Jesus’ hands and feet being pierced, the dividing of his clothing, it also refers to “his afflicted one,” an obvious reference to the suffering servant!

If you haven't done so yet, I recommend you really soak through this entire Psalm, because it's beautiful, and an obvious prophecy by his own forefather, David!