Christ in the Older Testament (Scorned)

We don’t handle scorn well and yet, the Christ endured it on our behalf. As I write these, it seems that Christ endured every emotion on our behalf.

“‘He trusts in the Lord,’ they say, ‘let the Lord rescue him. Let him deliver him, since he delights in him'” (Psalm 22:8).

It’s easy to judge these people isn’t it? Who can say we would have been any different? And even now, do we scorn the Saviour?

“‘He saved others,’ they said, ‘but he can’t save himself! He’s the king of Israel! Let him come down now from the cross, and we will believe in him. He trusts in God. Let God rescue him now if he wants him, for he said, “I am the Son of God”‘” (Matthew 27:42–43).

And yes, he thirsted. 

“My mouth is dried up like a potsherd, my tongue sticks to the roof of my mouth. (Psalm 22:15).

“Later, knowing that everything had now been finished, and so that Scripture would be fulfilled, Jesus said, ‘I am thirsty'” (John 19:28).

Prayer- Lord you knew what lie ahead and, on our behalf, you endured every single thing. We are grateful. Amen.

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