Coachlight Bible Study – Christ in Psalms 22
Psalm 22 - The Messiah’s First Advent
Psalm 22:1 ¶ <<To the chief Musician upon Aijeleth Shahar, A Psalm of David.>> My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? why art thou so far from helping me, and from the words of my roaring?
Psalm 22:2 O my God, I cry in the daytime, but thou hearest not; and in the night season, and am not silent.
A. We See The Messiah Forsaken By God
Matthew 27:46 And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? that is to say, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?
Mark And at the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani? which is, being interpreted, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?
B. We See The Messiah Taken The Lowest Position Among Men For His People
Psalm 22:6 But I am a worm, and no man; a reproach of men, and despised of the people.
Psalm 22:7 All they that see me laugh me to scorn: they shoot out the lip, they shake the head, saying,
1. He was rejected
2. He was scorned
3. He was spit upon
4. He was humiliated
Philippians 2:5 Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:
Philippians 2:6 Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God:
Philippians 2:7 But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men:
Philippians 2:8 And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.
I Peter Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.
C. We See The Messiah Trusting The Father For His Deliverance – Being an Example To Us
Psalm 22:8 He trusted on the LORD that he would deliver him: let him deliver him, seeing he delighted in him.
Matthew 27:43 He trusted in God; let him deliver him now, if he will have him: for he said, I am the Son of God.
D. We See The Relationship Of Father and Son
1. From Before The Mother’s Womb
Psalm 22:9 But thou art he that took me out of the womb: thou didst make me hope when I was upon my mother’s breasts.
Psalm I was cast upon thee from the womb: thou art my God from my mother’s belly.
Psalm ¶ Be not far from me; for trouble is near; for there is none to help.
Isaiah Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.
Matthew Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.
Luke 1:2 He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David:
Luke And he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end.
2. Shows the Humanity of Christ
Luke And the child grew, and waxed strong in spirit, filled with wisdom: and the grace of God was upon him.
Luke And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favour with God and man.
Isaiah 50: 4 ¶ The Lord GOD hath given me the tongue of the learned, that I should know how to speak a word in season to him that is weary: he wakeneth morning by morning, he wakeneth mine ear to hear as the learned.
Isaiah 50: 5 The Lord GOD hath opened mine ear, and I was not rebellious, neither turned away back.
Isaiah 50: 6 I gave my back to the smiters, and my cheeks to them that plucked off the hair: I hid not my face from shame and spitting.
Isaiah 50: 7 For the Lord GOD will help me; therefore shall I not be confounded: therefore have I set my face like a flint, and I know that I shall not be ashamed.
3. He did the work alone – only between Father and Messiah
Luke And when they saw him, they were amazed: and his mother said unto him, Son, why hast thou thus dealt with us? behold, thy father and I have sought thee sorrowing.
Luke And he said unto them, How is it that ye sought me? wist ye not that I must be about my Father’s business?
Luke And they understood not the saying which he spake unto them.
John 1:1 ¶ In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
John 1:2 The same was in the beginning with God.
John No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him.
Romans 8:3 For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh:
E. We See The Messiah Rejected By The Leaders of
Psalm Many bulls have compassed me: strong bulls of
Psalm They gaped upon me with their mouths, as a ravening and a roaring lion.
Acts Therefore let all the house of
Acts 3:13 The God of Abraham, and of Isaac, and of Jacob, the God of our fathers, hath glorified his Son Jesus; whom ye delivered up, and denied him in the presence of Pilate, when he was determined to let him go.
Acts But ye denied the Holy One and the Just, and desired a murderer to be granted unto you;
F. We See The Messiah’s Blood Poured Out Like Water
Psalm I am poured out like water, and all my bones are out of joint: my heart is like wax; it is melted in the midst of my bowels.
John But one of the soldiers with a spear pierced his side, and forthwith came there out blood and water
John The other disciples therefore said unto him, We have seen the Lord. But he said unto them, Except I shall see in his hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the print of the nails, and thrust my hand into his side, I will not believe.
G. We See The Messiah’s Mouth Dry So He Could Hardly Speak
Psalm My strength is dried up like a potsherd; and my tongue cleaveth to my jaws; and thou hast brought me into the dust of death.
John After this, Jesus knowing that all things were now accomplished, that the scripture might be fulfilled, saith, I thirst.
H. We See Roman Soldiers Piercing The Messiah’s Body – (Dogs)
Psalm For dogs have compassed me: the assembly of the wicked have inclosed me: they pierced my hands and my feet.
1. Gentiles sometimes referred to as dogs
Matthew 15:22 And, behold, a woman of Canaan came out of the same coasts, and cried unto him, saying, Have mercy on me, O Lord, thou Son of David; my daughter is grievously vexed with a devil.
Matthew But he answered her not a word. And his disciples came and besought him, saying, Send her away; for she crieth after us.
Matthew But he answered and said, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the
Matthew Then came she and worshipped him, saying, Lord, help me.
Matthew But he answered and said, It is not meet to take the children’s bread, and to cast it to dogs.
2. The Assembly of the Wicked
Matthew Behold, we go up to
Matthew And shall deliver him to the Gentiles to mock, and to scourge, and to crucify him: and the third day he shall rise again.
Acts The kings of the earth stood up, and the rulers were gathered together against the Lord, and against his Christ.
Acts For of a truth against thy holy child Jesus, whom thou hast anointed,
both Herod, and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles, and the people of
3. They Pierced His Hands and Feet
Matthew 27:35 And they crucified him, and parted his garments, casting lots: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, They parted my garments among them, and upon my vesture did they cast lots.
I. We See The Messiah’s Limp, Lifeless Body Hanging By Nails
Psalm I may tell all my bones: they look and stare upon me.
This could only be an explaination of a crucifixion
J. We See Them Gambling For The Messiah’s Garment
Psalm They part my garments among them, and cast lots upon my vesture.
Mark And when they had crucified him, they parted his garments, casting lots upon them, what every man should take.
K. We See What Was On The Messiah’s Mind
1. He Sees The
Psalm But be not thou far from me, O LORD: O my strength, haste thee to help me.
Psalm Deliver my soul from the sword; my darling from the power of the dog.
Psalm Save me from the lion’s mouth: for thou hast heard me from the horns of the unicorns.
Psalm ¶ I will declare thy name unto my brethren: in the midst of the congregation will I praise thee.
Hebrews Saying, I will declare thy name unto my brethren, in the midst of the church will I sing praise unto thee.
Psalm Ye that fear the LORD, praise him; all ye the seed of
Jacob, glorify him; and fear him, all ye the seed of
Psalm For he hath not despised nor abhorred the affliction of the afflicted; neither hath he hid his face from him; but when he cried unto him, he heard.
Psalm My praise shall be of thee in the great congregation: I will pay my vows before them that fear him.
Psalm The meek shall eat and be satisfied: they shall praise the LORD that seek him: your heart shall live for ever.
Psalm All the ends of the world shall remember and turn unto the LORD: and all the kindreds of the nations shall worship before thee.
Psalm For the kingdom is the LORD’S: and he is the governor among the nations.
Psalm All they that be fat upon earth shall eat and worship: all they that go down to the dust shall bow before him: and none can keep alive his own soul.
Psalm A seed shall serve him; it shall be accounted to the Lord for a generation.
Psalm They shall come, and shall declare his righteousness unto a people that shall be born, that he hath done this.
B. His People On His Mind While He Is Suffering – Gives us hope
Psalm 22:3 But thou art holy, O
thou that inhabitest the praises of
Psalm 22:4 Our fathers trusted in thee: they trusted, and thou didst deliver them.
Psalm 22:5 They cried unto thee, and were delivered: they trusted in thee, and were not confounded.
1. God is a holy God, meaning He is faithful and His Words are true
2. Moses and the Children of Israel trusted in Him, and were delivered out of bondage
a. They cried to God – were delivered
b. They trusted in God – Were not confounded (or disappointed)
Isaiah 29:15 Because ye have said, We have made a covenant with death, and with hell are we at agreement; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, it shall not come unto us: for we have made lies our refuge, and under falsehood have we hid ourselves:
28:16 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD, Behold, I lay in
3. God’s Plan Will Not Fail – A Wise Man Builds His House On A Rock – Not Sand
a. A "scourge" shall visit
b. He will rule His Kingdom from
1. His kingdom shall not fail
2. Because its rests on Messiah
Matthew Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock:
Matthew And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock.
II Timothy ¶ Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are his. And, Let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity.
4. The Confession That The Messiah is The Rock, Is What The Messiah Is Building His Church
Matthew He saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am?
Matthew And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.
Matthew And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven.
Matthew And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.
Christ’s First Advent
Messianic Prophecies Fulfilled In Psalms 22
We See The Messiah Forsaken By God
Matthew 27:46; Mark 15:34
We See The Messiah Taken The Lowest Position Among Men For His People
Philippians 2:5-8; I Peter 2:24
We See The Messiah Trusting The Father For His Deliverance – Being an Example To Us
We See The Relationship Of Father and Son
Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:23; Luke 1:2; Luke 2:40, 52; Luke 50:4-7; Luke 2:48-50; John 1:1-2,18; Romans 8:3
We See The Messiah Rejected By The
Acts ; Acts -14
We See The Messiah’s Blood Poured Out Like Water
John 19:34; John 20:25
We See The Messiah’s Mouth Dry So He Could Hardly Speak
We See Roman Soldiers Piercing The Messiah’s Body – (Dogs)
Matthew 15:22-26; Matthew 20:18-19; Acts 4:26-27; Matthew 27:35
We See The Messiah’s Limp, Lifeless Body Hanging By Nails
This could only be an explaination of a crucifixion
We See Them Gambling For The Messiah’s Garment
Application: We See What Was On The Messiah’s Mind
We See His Mind On His People While He Is Suffering Psalms 22:3-5
Isaiah 29:15; Matthew 7:24; II Timothy 2:19