In Friday's post, I asked a trivia question. Several of you had heard it from me--but the answer is twice that I can find. 1) With the disciples at the last supper (See Mark 14:26). They probably sang Psalm 114-118, the hymns for Passover. 2) On the cross. If someone said, "Amazing Grace how sweet the sound", we would look at them like they were crazy. We automatically SING those words. In the same way, when Jesus quoted Psalm 22 in Mark 15:34, he probably sang it! More, he probably sang the WHOLE THING.
So, lets look at Psalm 22.
Here's this week's suggested Methodology:
1) Pray--God of Light--Open our eyes to your truths. Show us your vision. Let us see with your eyes. Let us remove all distractions and focus instead on your word. We know you are speaking, let us listen and hear. Amen
2) Read the Psalm Through twice.
3) Take notes on what jumps out at you, and then put it down!
4) Come back to it later, and answer these questions!
1) What in this Psalm jumps out at you?
2) If you were a Jew at the cross when Jesus was singing this, what would you be thinking?
3) What clearly doesn't point to Jesus?
4) What points to Jesus?
5) What else needs to be said?
Looking forward to this!