Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Psalm 22! Psalm 22!
I learned something very interesting the other day in my theology class. Here's the set-up. When Jesus was on the cross he cried out, "My God, my God, why have You forsaken me?" This was not a statement of doubt or disbelief on Jesus' part. Rather, it was a statement of faith! He was crying out the fulfillment of Psalm 22 which was written hundreds of years before he was born (let alone his crucifixion). Back then Psalms did not have numbers ascribed to them like they do now. To indicate a certain passage, you would simply state the first verse. Psalm 22:1 says, "My God, my God, why have You forsaken me?" So, it's like he was crying out "Psalm 22!, Psalm 22!" Jesus knew exactly what was happening. It was in fulfillment of Scripture.