—Psalm 22:1-9, 14-19
by: Dorothy Noel.
This Psalm, written generations before the Christ’s crucifixion is what Jesus called on in His deepest moments of suffering (v.1). Yet it is also what the priests used to mock Him (v.8). Both know the Scriptures inside and out. They could read the words and understand their literal meanings. Still, Jesus’ call of Scripture was a cry of desperation and desire for the love of the Father. What He asked was in line with the purpose of the Psalm. On the other hand, the priests’ quote was a mockery of the Psalm. They were those who sneered in verse 7, not understanding the power or purpose of the words they spoke. Even the most educated must be sure to listen carefully for the heart of God when reading His Word.'