Psalm 22 Outline
– Jesus Christ cried out to God to save him from his enemies (Psalm 22:1-2)
– Jesus Christ is the Messiah that the Israelites has been expecting (Psalm 22:3-5)
– Jesus Christ is scorned and despised (Psalm 22:6-8)
– Jesus Christ was reincarnated as human being as part of God’s plan (Psalm 22:9-11)
– Jesus Christ felt panic and sorrowful to the point of death, knowing that he is surrounded by his enemies and will be captured by them (Psalm 22:12-18)
– Jesus Christ begged God to save him so that he will not be captured by his enemies (Psalm 22:19-21)
– God’s name will be proclaimed to the whole earth (Psalm 22:22-24)
– Every knee will bow down to Jesus Christ one day (Psalm 22:25-28)
– The faithful will be redeemed and worship God in heaven (Psalm 22:29-31)
Psalm 22 Summary
In Psalm 22:1-2, the psalmist is referring to the Messiah, Jesus Christ in this prophecy. Jesus Christ asked God why has he forsaken him and not helping him after he cry out to him day and night (Matthew 27:46).
In Psalm 22:3-5, Jesus Christ is enthroned as the Holy one, the praise of Israel. It is Jesus Christ, that the Israelites had been look forward to as the Messiah that would come but they eventually did not recognize him when he come and crucify him on the cross so that God’s words came into fulfillment.
In Psalm 22:6-8, Jesus Christ is being treated with scorns and despise by the people.
In Psalm 22:9-11, yet God has brought Jesus Christ from the womb of the virgin Mary into the world . While in the womb of Mary, Jesus Christ already knew God. Now, Jesus Christ is pleading for God to save him from the enemies who is coming to capture him.
In Psalm 22:12-18, Jesus Christ knew that he is surrounded by enemies and he felt so panic and weak to the point of death. The people gloat over the capture of Jesus Christ. The soldiers divided Jesus Christ’s garments and casted lots for his clothing.
In Psalm 22:19-21, Jesus Christ begged God to come quickly and deliver him so that he will not be captured by his enemies, but this did not happen because it was God’s will for him to be captured and crucified on the cross so that he can become a ransom for our sins. Jesus Christ has to be a ransom for our sins so that anyone who believe in him can be saved and receive eternal life. Otherwise, everyone will have to go to hell since everyone is a sinner. Jesus Christ has used his blood to make atonement for our sins, just like how the priests used the blood of the sin offerings to make atonement for his sins and the sins of the Israelites.
In Psalm 22:22-24, Jesus Christ will proclaim God’s name to all the people because God has not despised his sufferings or hidden his face from his cry for help.
In Psalm 22:25-28, God feed the poor and make them feel satisfied. Anyone who seek God will find what they want and give praise to God. One day, the people of the whole earth will bow down and worship Jesus Christ as the King of kings and Lord of lords.
In Psalm 22:29-31, those who have been faithful to God will worship God and be invited to the wedding feast of the Lamb in heaven. After Jesus Christ has successfully defeated the antichrist in the Armageddon, Jesus Christ will rule over the people of the whole earth as their king. People will proclaim about the righteousness of the Lord Jesus Christ to the future generations, about how he had died on the cross for our sins so that we can receive redemption.
Psalm 22 Bible Study
1. Jesus Christ offered up his blood as an atonement for our sins
Jesus Christ was reincarnated as a human being, so he has feelings just like us. He is constantly facing his enemies up to the day he was captured and crucified on the cross. Jesus Christ love us so he abandoned the luxury in heaven and come down to the earth to die for our sins. In the old covenant, the blood of sin offering is used to make atonement for the sins of the people on the Day of Atonement every year. In the new covenant, Jesus Christ offered up his blood as an atonement for our sins once and for all. The new covenant becomes effective when Jesus Christ was crucified and raised from the dead. In Matthew 26:28, For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins. In Hebrews 9:14, How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God? In Hebrews 9:22, And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission.
In Hebrews 9:6-10, now when these things were thus ordained, the priests went always into the first tabernacle, accomplishing the service of God. But into the second went the high priest alone once every year, not without blood, which he offered for himself, and for the errors of the people: The Holy Ghost this signifying, that the way into the holiest of all was not yet made manifest, while as the first tabernacle was yet standing: Which was a figure for the time then present, in which were offered both gifts and sacrifices, that could not make him that did the service perfect, as pertaining to the conscience; 1Which stood only in meats and drinks, and divers washings, and carnal ordinances, imposed on them until the time of reformation.