Vs. 1, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? Why are you so far from saving me, so far from the words of my groaning?” This is one of the most well known Messianic psalms, for Jesus directly quoted from it on the cross. Though this psalm applied to David, it prophetically (in great detail) depicts what would happen to Jesus. Though beaten and abused…David continues to seek out the Lord. But this psalm also speaks of deliverance. Deliverance both for David & delierance for the Son of Man! It’s interesting to note that crucifixion was not a form of capital punishment in David’s time, yet he gave such a detailed description.
Regarding application…God’s Delivers Us. I don’t think there has even been a time in our lives where we could rightfully cry out “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” But, if it ever comes to that…I pray we would all remember the promises of God during times of trouble. One other thing that strikes me is vs. 30, “Posterity will serve him; future generations will be told about the Lord.” Once again, it is our purpose in this life to get that message out to the world! Pray that our hearts would be in tune with Jesus’ heart! Praise God for his love & delierance from a life of death to everlasting life!