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Psalm 22: “Far From Me”; “But You... But I” V. 1-2 – “Why are You so far from helping me?” V. 3-5 – “But You are holy, enthroned in the praises of Israel.”

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1 Psalm 22: “Far From Me”; “But You... But I” V. 1-2 – “Why are You so far from helping me?” V. 3-5 – “But You are holy, enthroned in the praises of Israel.” Remembers God’s faithfulness V. 6-8 – “But I am a worm, and no man...” Endures ridicule from enemies V – “But You are He who took me out of the womb...” Remembers God’s care for him V – “Be not far from me, for trouble is near; for there is none to help.” “Soulish” pain V – “But You, O L ORD, do not be far from me...” Request leads to answer

2 The Process of Crucifixion 1. Preceded by scourging with thongs 2. Criminal carried his own cross 3. Taken outside the city (place of reproach) 4. Stripped, drawn up, limbs stretched, fastened with cords and/or nails (spikes) 5. Medication (myrrh) offered 6. Left to die of exhaustion and exposure

3 The Agonies of Crucifixion 1. Poured out like water – Perspiration 2. All my bones are out of joint – stretching of limbs 3. Heart is like wax – heart failure 4. Strength dried up like a shard of pottery – exhaustion 5. Tongue cleaves to my jaws – dehydration 6. Brought to the imminent death – You 6. Pierced my hands and my feet – historicity and spikes (Mc Dowell 192, 223) 7. Count all my bones – effect of scourging?

4 Definition of Terms “Name” – Personality, character (El Shaddai) 2. Glorify – Let God’s worthiness be manifest 3. Fear – “Stand in awe” 4. “Seed” – Descendants (Spiritual & Physical) 5. Despised – Regard with contempt 6. “Hidden His face” – Causes pain and sorrow 7. Heard – Encompasses a mighty response 8. “Pay Vows” – Parallel with praising God 9. Poor – The afflicted (same word in verse 24)

5 Notes/Definition of Terms Seekers – Wholehearted devotees 11. Remember, turn to – Recall to mind; repent 12. Families of the Gentiles – Remin. of Gen Kingdom – Universal and Mediatorial 14. Rules – Present time (Universal) 15. Prosperous – Vigorous; fat and juicy 16. “Go down to the dust” – Resurrection? 17. Posterity – The next generation to be born 18. Righteousness – Sovereign in moral realm

6 Outline of Psalm 22: I. The Speaker promises to praise the L ORD for His deliverance (vv. 22-3) 1 (In what way was Christ “delivered”?) A. He Himself will publicly declare the L ORD ’s “name” to the assembly of His brethren (v. 22). NKJV capitalizes “M” B. He will command others (v. 23) 1. You who fear the L ORD  praise 2. The “seed” of Jacob  glorify 3. All offspring of Israel  fear TS: Vs. 24 begins with “for”, indicating why He will praise Him.

7 Outline-2 II. The Speaker explains why He will praise Him (v. 24). A. The L ORD has neither despised nor abhorred the affliction of the Afflicted (the Speaker). B. The L ORD has not hidden His face from Him. C. The L ORD heard His cry. TS: Vs. 25 repeats the same idea broached in verse 22.

8 Outline-3 III. Others will join the Speaker as He fulfills His vow to praise Him in the assembly (25-27). 2 A. Those who fear the L ORD will see Him. B. The poor (afflicted) will eat and be satisfied at this event. C. The seekers of Yahweh will fulfill their promise of praise D. The ends of the earth will worship. 1. They will remember and turn to God. 2. Families of Gentiles will worship. TS: Vs. 28 begins with “for”, indicating why they will praise Him.

9 Outline-4 IV. The speaker explains why they will praise Him (v. 28). A. The kingdom belongs to the L ORD. B. The L ORD rules (present tense) over the Gentiles TS: Vs. 29 continues the list of worshipers of Yahweh.

10 Outline-5 V. Still others will join to pay homage (29-31)- 3 A. The prosperous shall eat and worship (Cf. the “poor” in v. 26). B. Those who “go down to the dust” shall bow down. C. A posterity will serve the L ORD (30-31) 1. It will hear of the L ORD ’s salvation from “they” (v. 31). 2. It will declare His righteousness.


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