He Rules over the Nations – Psalm 22:28

He Rules over the Nations

My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me? Why are You so far from helping Me, And from the words of My groaning? O My God, I cry in the daytime, but You do not hear; And in the night season, and am not silent. But You are holy, Enthroned in the praises of Israel. Our fathers trusted in You; They trusted, and You delivered them. They cried to You, and were delivered; They trusted in You, and were not ashamed. But I am a worm, and no man; A reproach of men, and despised by the people. All those who see Me ridicule Me; They ]shoot out the lip, they shake the head, saying, “He ]trusted in the Lord, let Him rescue Him; Let Him deliver Him since He delights in Him!” But You are He who took Me out of the womb; You made Me trust while on My mother’s breasts. I was cast upon You from birth. From My mother’s womb, You have been My God. Be not far from Me, For trouble is near; For there is none to help. Many bulls have surrounded Me; Strong bulls of Bashan have encircled Me. They are agape at Me with their mouths, Like a raging and roaring lion. I am poured out like water, And all My bones are out of joint; My heart is like wax; It has melted within Me. My strength is dried up like a potsherd, And My tongue clings to My jaws; You have brought Me to the dust of death. For dogs have surrounded Me; The congregation of the wicked has enclosed Me. They pierced My hands and My feet; I can count all My bones. They look and stare at Me. They divide My garments among them, And for My clothing they cast lots. But You, O Lord, do not be far from Me; O My Strength, hasten to help Me! Deliver Me from the sword, My precious life from the power of the dog. Save Me from the lion’s mouth And from the horns of the wild oxen! You have answered Me. I will declare Your name to My brethren; In the midst of the assembly, I will praise You. You who fear the Lord, praise Him! All you descendants of Jacob, glorify Him, And fear Him, all you offspring of Israel! For He has not despised nor abhorred the affliction of the afflicted; Nor has He hidden His face from Him; But when He cried to Him, He heard. My praise shall be of You in the great assembly; I will pay My vows before those who fear Him. The poor shall eat and be satisfied; Those who seek Him will praise the Lord. Let your heart live forever! All the ends of the world Shall remember and turn to the Lord, And all the families of the [i]nations Shall worship before you. For the kingdom is the Lord’s, And He rules over the nations. All the prosperous of the earth Shall eat and worship; All those who go down to [k]the dust Shall bow before Him, Even he who cannot keep himself alive. A posterity shall serve Him. It will be recounted of the Lord to the next generation, They will come and declare His righteousness to a people who will be born, That He has done this.

Psalm 22:28 says it all because it states that God rules the nations and He judges all people fairly. The psalmist complains to the Lord that He is not hearing the cry of the psalmist.  He prays in the night seasons and he hopes in the redemption of the Lord. 

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He says his ancestors were men of God but that He is a worm and has no value. But he was a man after God’s own heart and He is honored highly in God’s eyes. He is the apple of God’s eye and his perception of himself was much different than how God perceived him.

His enemies mock him saying let the Lord deliver him and rescue him in his time of trouble. God did rescue him and delivered him out of all his troubles. God always delivered him out of dark times.

He was cast to the Lord since he was a baby and God knew him in his mother’s womb and He knew and knows him intimately.

He speaks about the coming  Messiah-Jesus Christ and how He will suffer while hanging on the cross. All of His joints will be put out of joint, His bones are out of place and His heart has melted within Him and He has been abandoned by man and God. 

God had to abandon Him because He became a sin for our sakes. God is a holy God that has taken care of sin once and for all through Jesus Christ on the cross.  God rules the nations with a just but powerful hand.

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