Psalm 22

Psalm 22:3 (KJV) ” But thou art holy, O thou that inhabitest the praises of Israel.” (You remain the Holy One of Israel who has demonstrated His gracious attention time and time again to Your people.” MacArthur note). (“the praises of Israel.” A figure of speech for the sanctuary, where Israel praised the Lord. Ryrie note.)

Psalm 22:16-18/Matt 27:35. (NASB) Prophecy: crucifixion of Christ, “For dogs have surrounded me; A band of evildoers has encompassed me; They pierced my hands and my feet. I can count all my bones. They look, they stare at me; They divide my garments among them, And for my clothing they cast lots.” (18 All these details of Jesus’ crucifixion were carried out by people who had no knowledge of these predictions, Ryrie note).

Matt 27:35 (NASB) “And when they had crucified Him, they divided up His garments among themselves by casting lots.” (35 “divided.” (The victim’s clothes were spoils for his executioners, “Ryrie note).

Psalm 22:27-31. Millennial Blessings.

Psalm 22:27-31 (NKJV)

27 All the ends of the world
Shall remember and turn to the Lord,
And all the families of the nations
Shall worship before You.
28 For the kingdom is the Lord’s,
And He rules over the nations.

29 All the prosperous of the earth
Shall eat and worship;
All those who go down to the dust
Shall bow before Him,
Even he who cannot keep himself alive.

30 A posterity shall serve Him.
It will be recounted of the Lord to the next generation,
31 They will come and declare His righteousness to a people who will be born,
That He has done this.

The passage looks forward to the millennium. Of key interest to me is verse 31, which talks about the children that will be born during the millennium. Their parents will be those of Matt 24-25 who survived the tribulation, were born again, and allowed by Christ to enter the Kingdom in their mortal bodies. (Matt 24:40-41, Matt 25:31-34.) The Ryrie Study Bible has a comment on this passage, which Ryrie calls “a description of millennial blessings.”.

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