Friday Devotional – The Cross

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Friday Devotional – The Cross

So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.
— 1 Corinthians 10:31

Friday Devotional
He Is Risen Kelly Sikkema via Unsplash
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We’ve been slowly walking through the Book of Psalms, and this week we’re going to backtrack some and look at (Psalm 22). We simply can’t pass up the significance of this passage around Easter. The Psalms do such a great job of talking about the topics and emotions we most often deal with in life. In this case, it’s a passage that Jesus lives out and experiences as well. This entire passage will point to what Jesus did on the cross…and the result of it. Understand, that it was written about 1000 years before Jesus was even born.

Jesus on the cross in Psalm 22:

  1. (Vs 1) My God, my God, why have you forsaken me.
  2. (Vs 6-7) Scorned by men and despised by people. All who see him mock him; they hurl insults, shaking their heads.
  3. (Vs 14) He is poured out like water, and his bones are out of joint. His heart has turned to wax; it has melted away within him.
  4. (Vs 15) His strength is dried up, his tongue sticks to the top of his mouth. (Gave him hyssop plant to sip).
  5. (Vs 16) Enemies have surrounded him; they have pierced His hands and feet.
  6. (Vs 17) People gloat and stare.
  7. (Vs 18) They divide his garments among them and cast lots for his clothing.

Easter is a time that Christians celebrate Jesus being risen from the dead after dying on the cross, bringing eternal life to all who believe. An Easter song I love says, “Christ the Lord has risen today, Halleluia! Earth and heaven in chorus sing, Alleluia! Raise your joys and trumpets high, Alleluia! Sing, ye heavens and earth reply, Alleluia!”

  1. (Vs 27-31) At the end of Psalm 22 it says that all the ends of the earth will remember and turn to the Lord. People alive and dead will bow down and kneel to him. All will serve him, future generations will be told about him, they will proclaim his righteousness, for he has done it. It is finished!

May the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the source of our hope, be glorified and praised!