Lord Jesus, You came in the Father’s will and won the victory! Praise Your holy name.
Today’s reading: Psalms 21-25.
There have been hints of the Messiah all through the Old Testament. In Genesis he is the offspring of the woman who will crush Satan’s head. In Exodus he is the Passover lamb. He is the greater prophet that Moses predicted. He is the kinsman redeemer of Ruth. He is the Captain of the LORD’s army who confronts Joshua. He is the redeemer and advocate whom Job longs for. These stray notes become a steady drumbeat in the Psalms as they reveal more and more about the Messiah’s character and the events of his life.
“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?” (Psalm 22:1). Jesus quoted the opening of Psalm 22 on the cross. Though David composed it to reflect on a time of his own difficulty, Jesus…
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