Psalm 22 The Word From the Cross V

Structure of Psalm 22 which has a Todah Cycle

Description of crisis 6-8, 12-18

Cry to Lord for deliverance 1-2, 19-21

Affirmation of righteousness 8, 10

Vow to offer sacrifice and give thanks after the Lord grants salvation 22, 25

Expression of confidence in the Lord 3-5, 9-11

[Act of salvation by God- often not identified in the psalm]

Performance of the vowed sacrifice in the Temple

Celebration of the sacrificial meal, including feeding the poor 26

Public testimony of thanks in the presence of the ‘congregation’ the worshippers assembled in the Temple. May include recitation of the distress from which the psalmist was delivered. 22-24, 27-31

Question: Was the Father separated from the Son? Forsaken implies abandonment. The statement shows Jesus’ humanity and identification with us, the Body of Christ, who often feels like God has forsaken us in the midst of trials and sufferings. Christ and the Church, the community of believers, are one, and He can speak on her behalf even though He is without sin. The triumph of the psalm gives proof to this understanding. Men will tell of the deliverance worked.

Answer: Is David abandoned by the Father in his distress? Are we?

Not possible for the Father and Son to be separated along with the Holy Spirit, they are one.

Basic definition of the Trinity.

A common Arian error is addressed with these basic understandings. The Father answered Jesus’ plea in a superabundant way. The passion led to the salvation of all men.[1] The passion led to the Resurrection.

30 Posterity shall serve him;
men shall tell of the Lord to the coming generation,
31 and proclaim his deliverance to a people yet unborn,
that he has wrought it.

Need and satisfaction of Savior. Unexpected as humans in error. King lay down His life for us. Makes sense in the way it is so difference than kingdoms of the world.

Concept of Messiah needed to evolve.

[1]  accessed June 8, 2021 For a detailed Commentary on psalm 22 by Thomas Aquinas.