Christ died to bring us to God, the God that made us, from whom we had revolted, and to reduce us to our native allegiance. I do not use my soul as my darling, unless I take care to preserve it from every thing that would hurt it and to provide all necessaries for it, and be entirely tender of its welfare.’’ (2.) 135:19, Ps. His Father’s glory was that which he had in his eye throughout his whole undertaking (Jn. Never any that hoped in thee, were made ashamed of their hope; never any that sought thee, sought thee in vain. There is no one passage in all the Old Testament which the Jews have so industriously corrupted as this, because it is such an eminent prediction of the death of Christ and was so exactly fulfilled.4. Christ, in his agony, prayed earnestly, prayed that the cup might pass from him. The providences of God concerning David were so very extraordinary that we may suppose there were some wise and good men who then could not but look upon him as a figure of him that was to come. John Stevenson. See the early instances of God’s providential care for us, 1. 2. (2.) We'll send you an email with steps on how to reset your password. Sign up … How his body looked when it was thus stripped: I may tell all my bones, v. 17. That Jesus Christ was owned by his Father in his undertaking, notwithstanding the apprehension he was sometimes under that his Father had forsaken him. (3.) The dissolution of the whole frame of his body: I am poured out like water, weak as water, and yielding to the power of death, emptying himself of all the supports of his human nature. That the work of our redemption by Christ is the Lord’s own doing (Ps. 2 O my God, I cry in the day time, but thou hearest not; and in the night season, and am not silent. And, as the first words of the complaint were used by Christ himself upon the cross, so the first words of the triumph are expressly applied to him (Heb. And good reason there is why all the kindreds of nations should do homage to God, for (v. 28) the kingdom is the Lord’s; his, and his only, is the universal monarchy. To the tune of “The Doe of the Morning.” A psalm of David. 3:21 . 1:13 . [2.] Christ shall have the homage of many of the great ones. I will praise you in the congregation. Those who have thought their prayers slighted and unheard, if they continue to pray and wait, will find they have not sought in vain. The kingdom of nature is the Lord Jehovah’s, and his providence rules among the nations, and upon that account we are bound to worship him; so that the design of the Christian religion is to revive natural religion and its principles and laws. ii. That they should be converted: They shall remember, and turn to the Lord. 58:2 . Verse 22. Audio Commentary: Psalm 22 Psalm 22 1 My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? Psalm 22 is the 22nd psalm of the Book of Psalms, generally known in English by its first verse, in the King James Version, "My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?" 53:10 . 5:7 . 49:15 . 1:10 ), and that they should also be incorporated into smaller societies, members of that great body, many religious assemblies for divine worship, on which the face of Christianity should appear and in which the interests of it should be supported and advanced. His suffering was unique at that point as He offered Himself up for the sins of His people. 14:30 . Our Lord Jesus was stripped, when he was crucified, that he might clothe us with the robe of his righteousness. Who then can stand before God's anger? Yet God forsook him, was far from helping him, and did not hear him, and it was this that he complained of more than all his sufferings. But is must be applied to Christ: for, in the first words of this complaint, he poured out his soul before God when he was upon the cross (Mt. He will take comfort from the experiences which the saints in former ages had of the benefit of faith and prayer (v. 4, v. 5): "Our fathers trusted in thee, cried unto thee, and thou didst deliver them; therefore thou wilt, in due time, deliver me, for never any that hoped in thee were made ashamed of their hope, never any that sought thee sought thee in vain. We have a sorrowful complaint of God's withdrawings. (2.) This prayer of Christ, no doubt, was answered, for the Father heard him always. Or this may be understood in general of dying men, whether poor or rich. Of the exaltation of Christ, ver. Let all this confirm our faith in him as the true Messiah, and excite our love to him as the best of friends, who loved us, and suffered all this for us. Now, as Christ shall have honour from that which is passing away and leaving the world (v. 29, those that go down to the dust shall bow before him, and it is good to die bowing before Christ; blessed are the dead who thus die in the Lord ), so he shall have honour from that which is rising up, and setting out, in the world, v. 30. My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? That he would deliver him and save him, v. 20, v. 21. The suffering of the Redeemer was graciously accepted as a full satisfaction for sin. 5:7 ) and enabled him to go through with his work. 1:16, 17. But, "Why hast thou forsaken me?" A seed shall serve him. And, though he did not deliver him from death, yet he suffered him not to see corruption, but, the third day, raised him out of the dust of death, which was a greater instance of God’s favour to him than if he had helped him down from the cross; for that would have hindered his undertaking, whereas his resurrection crowned it.In singing this we should meditate on the sufferings and resurrection of Christ till we experience in our own souls the power of his resurrection and the fellowship of his sufferings. Copyright © 2021, Bible Study Tools. 3. This complaint is by no means so bitter as that before of God’s withdrawings; but, as that touches a gracious soul, so this a generous soul, in a very tender part, v. 6-8. He trusted on the LORD that he would deliver him: let him deliver him, seeing he delighted in him. David was sometimes taunted for his confidence in God; but in the sufferings of Christ this was literally and exactly fulfilled. Note, (1.) 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