April 27, 2022

Psalms 22:6 – Christ’s Final Moments

Moving on through the Messianic Psalm here, we call it that, because while this Psalm was written by David in 1000 BC, it prophecizes, or predicts the future with great accuracy some of the very specific details about Christ’s crucifixion:

Psa 22:6  But I am a worm and not a man. I am scorned and despised by all!

This is right when Christ was mounted on the cross at Calgary.  Here Jesus is crying out to God and also pointing out that those who surrounded Him had hated him.  We remember in The Gospels that the masses, who once followed Him, have now come to insult Him.  It is so incredibly sad reading this, because Christ was dying for them; sinners.  Someone giving us the gift of life, and all the world had in response was taunts.  One can only imagine what kind of suffering that must have been like, as if being literally nailed to a cross isn’t bad enough, unimaginable pain would be an understatement, there are hordes of people that are laughing at you.  As we celebrate the holidays, or say prayer before bed and utter the words “in Jesus name”…let us not gloss over why we say His name.  This was pain and mental suffering that exceeds human comprehension, and it was done so to make us right. 

Taking us back to the Psalm, Christ says I am a worm and not a man, I am scorned and despised by all, that shows us how low the world thought of Christ at the same time.  Human compassion was minimal in Christ’s final moments other than a few watching the whole ordeal from a distance. 

 In this day and age, to crucify someone and mock them as they were dying is a punishment that would be reserved for only the worst of criminals, like a child molester or a murderer, yet this was the Prince of The Universe whom was hated by all.

Something we should be careful not to casually dismiss when we are praying.  


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