Suffering, Sorrow, & Salvation

Suffering, Sorrow, & Salvation

For the last two weeks we have looked at Psalm 2 and Psalm 110. They are known as messianic Psalms because they point beyond the author’s own experience into the future and the promise of the messiah who was yet to come. In the coming weeks we are going to work through lament Psalms; songs of those who cry out to God in distress and turmoil. This week we are going to work through a psalm that bridges both of those categories in Psalm 22. In this Psalm, David cries out in the midst of pain and rejection. However, this Psalm moves well beyond David’s circumstances and gives us a unique and powerful picture of the suffering of Jesus Christ on the cross. How does understanding Psalm 22 help us understand Christ’s work of redemption? How does knowing the whole Psalm help us to understand some of the final words of Christ as He pays the penalty for sin? We hope that you will reach out to us with any questions that you might have, or that you will let us know how we can be praying with you and for you.

When he was reviled, he did not revile in return; when he suffered, he did not threaten, but continued entrusting himself to him who judges justly. He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed.
1 Peter 2:23-24


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