Psalm 22 is known as one of three Shepherd Psalms (Psalms 22, 23, and 24). Psalm 22 is a prophetic psalm written by David and it gives a “picture” of the cross from the perspective of our Good Shepherd, Jesus. The psalm describes in great detail the suffering and death of Jesus that would take place 1,000 years later. Jesus quoted this psalm while on the cross when He cried, “My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? (Mat 27:46, Mark 15:34).
- Forsaken by God – a lament of His soul (Ps 22:1-2)
- Faithful God — remembering God’s faithfulness to Him (Ps 22:3-5)
- The Nature of His Plight – reproached and despised (Ps 22:6-8)
- Remembering Unique Relationship – trust from the womb (Ps 22:9-10)
- The Nature of His Plight Revealed – at the mercy of evildoers; description of His crucifixion (Ps 22:11-18)
- A Plea for Protection (Ps 22:19-21
- A Call to Faithfulness (Ps 22:22-24)
- A Promise to Praise and a Recalling of the Lord’s Promises and Prophecies (Ps 22:25-31)
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