1000 Years Before Christ — King David Blogs About Jesus on the Cross!

Did you know that King David wrote (ok, ok, he didn’t blog) about Jesus dying on the Cross? What’s so amazing about that? Jesus wasn’t born for another 1000 years! Sound like a headline in the National Enquirer? It’s not and it’s true! Yes, David wrote the following 1000 years before Christ was on the Cross:

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? O my God, I cry out by day, but you do not answer, by night, and am not silent. Yet you are enthroned as the Holy One; you are the praise of Israel.  In you our fathers put their trust; they trusted and you delivered them.  They cried to you and were saved; in you they trusted and were not disappointed.  But I am a worm and not a man, scorned by men and despised by the people.  All who see me mock me; they hurl insults, shaking their heads:  “He trusts in the LORD; let the LORD rescue him. Let him deliver him, since he delights in him.”  Yet you brought me out of the womb; you made me trust in you even at my mother’s breast.  From birth I was cast upon you; from my mother’s womb you have been my God.  Do not be far from me, for trouble is near and there is no one to help.  Many bulls surround me; strong bulls of Bashan encircle me.  Roaring lions tearing their prey open their mouths wide against me.  I am poured out like water, and all my bones are out of joint. My heart has turned to wax; it has melted away within me.  My strength is dried up like a potsherd, and my tongue sticks to the roof of my mouth; you lay me in the dust of death.  Dogs have surrounded me; a band of evil men has encircled me, they have pierced my hands and my feet.  I can count all my bones; people stare and gloat over me.  They divide my garments among them and cast lots for my clothing.  But you, O LORD, be not far off; O my Strength, come quickly to help me. — Psalm 22:1–19

Every time I read this I not only get chill bumps but tears in my eyes. What Jesus did on the cross for me — and how He felt — it’s almost too much for me to bear. Oh, how He loves us!

[Note: Did you know that Jesus is a descendant of King David?  David began as a Shepherd boy — the one that killed Goliath — God later made him a king. He wrote a lot of the Psalms.]


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