Psalm 22:7 "All those who see Me ridicule Me"
Day 165 – Psalm 22
“All those who see Me ridicule Me” Psalm 22:7
David experienced many painful moments in his life. Some of those moments were intimated in the following text. But the greater application of this text is to be found in the life of the Messiah, the Lord Jesus Christ.
“But I am a worm, and no man;
A reproach of men, and despised by the people.
All those who see Me ridicule Me;
They shoot out the lip, they shake the head, saying,
‘He trusted in the LORD, let Him rescue Him;
Let Him deliver Him, since He delights in Him!'”
1. An object of ridicule
a) This was certainly the experience of Jesus.
b) The following examples may be cited:-
i) The multitudes never quite believed in Him (John 6:66 records the fact that many departed from Jesus).
ii) The religious leaders resisted Him (Pharisees, Scribes, Chief priests, Sadducees, Herodians- they were the ones who plotted His death; Matthew 26: 3-4)
2. At the crucifixion scene of Jesus
a) His enemies mocked Him when He was dying on the cross.
b) The words they uttered were a fulfillment of these prophetic statements.
“Likewise the chief priests also, mocking with the scribes
and elders, said,
‘He saved others; Himself He cannot save.
If He is the King of Israel, let Him now come down
from the cross, and we will believe Him. He trusted in God;
let Him deliver Him now if He will have Him;
for He said, ‘I am the Son of God.'”
3. Powerful Prophecy
Imagine the significance of this powerful prophecy! We must read this powerful Messianic Psalm with a great sense of awe!