Psalms 69-71: King David Cries Out


LEARNING THE SCRIPTURE STUDY SERIES
Todays Scripture Reading:  Psalms 69-71

Psalm 71:18 Even when I am old and gray, do not forsake me, O God,
till I declare your power to the next generation, your might to all who
are to come.

My reading this morning was Psalms 69-71. On the
surface, these chapters reveal the depth of David’s sorrow and his
cries of distress during a particularly trying time in his life. Though
he was being mocked, ridiculed, and humiliated, he continued to pray to
God for relief.

If, however, we pull back the veil, we cannot
help but see the coming Messiah. We know that Christ would come from
David’s line. It is impossible not to compare David’s treatment by his
enemies to the future treatment to be received by Christ, the horror of
which ended with his Crucifixion.


The specific words of David (Ps 69:21) “they put gall in my food and
gave me vinegar for my thirst” describes exactly what happened to Christ
in his last moments. This is not coincidence or mistake.

Those anti-messianics that hated Christ, hated David first, if for no
other reason than his bloodline. Because David was a man, he had
failures… failures for which he was mocked. Then comes The Christ,
who was God Incarnate, without sin or failure, yet he was mocked,
humiliated, and ridiculed just like sinful David.

This was, IMHO, a futile attempt to suggest that the Lord was no different from David – a man marked by failures.

I praise God for teaching me through His Word, the truth about Jesus.
He suffered, not because of failure, but as a living sacrifice for me. I
praise God that Jesus was Perfect God Personified…so successful in
his devotion to His Father that he destroyed death forever and ascended
into heaven to prepare a place for me and all believers. I especially
thank God for giving me the opportunity to declare the mighty power of
Jesus Christ. All Praise and Glory to Him Most High! Amen.


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