Saturday, 19 September 2009

Psalm Saturday

Hello! Welcome to another Psalm Saturday. Today I want to think about Psalm 22. This is what is often called a "Messianic" Psalm. A Psalm which speaks of Jesus. Psalm 22 is amazing because of how it speaks of Jesus suffering on the cross.

We think we suffer in our lives! Our suffering is nothing compared to that which Jesus encountered on the cross.

6 But I am a worm and not a man, scorned by men and despised by the people.

7 All who see me mock me; they hurl insults, shaking their heads:
8 "He trusts in the LORD; let the LORD rescue him. Let him deliver him, since he delights in him."

16 Dogs have surrounded me; a band of evil men has encircled me, they have pierced [c] my hands and my feet.

17 I can count all my bones; people stare and gloat over me.
18 They divide my garments among them and cast lots for my clothing.
Psalm 22 NIV.

I am blown away when I read this Psalm. Isaiah 53 also foretells the death of Jesus. If you have never read it then please do so because this will blow you away too! Reading these passages from the Bible cements my faith in Christ Jesus completely.
I also have a heavy heart when I read the details of the Lord's suffering anywhere in the Bible. The suffering I experience in this world is nothing compared to that of Jesus. Has anyone noticed how nowadays we are all so hung up on our "rights"? We don't like it when someone offends us, criticises our faith, or wrongs us in some way. What does Paul have to say ?
9But he said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me. 10That is why, for Christ's sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.
2 Cor:12 NIV
As Christians we cannot shut the door on the world and not expose ourselves or our children to such things. It will make them stronger!!!! It says so! These verses confirm my decision about sending the kids to school even more. Life as a Christian isn't an easy ride. It isn't meant to be! We are meant to suffer, and we are supposed to delight in our weaknesses and sufferings because of Jesus. For his sake!
Today I want to thank God for showing me Psalm 22 and reminding me of what Christ suffered on the cross for YOU and ME! When someone criticises me for my beliefs then I shall rejoice, when I find things so so hard, I shall give thanks to God, when I suffer I shall think of Jesus.
Will you do the same today?


  1. Enjoyed this post Collette!
    See you soon,

  2. I had to smile when I read that you 2 Cor. 12 since it is one of my most loved passages. Thank you for the reminder that no matter how rough our lives may be, our Savior endured so much more for OUR SAKE!
    Almighty Savior, thank you for Collette and her desire to know you. Please continue to teach her and bless her today and always, Amen.


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