Today's Daily Bread
MY GOD, MY GOD...
First, "My God, my God..." (1-2). The psalmist is in great anguish. He calls out to God but God is silent. He cries out day and night but God does not answer. Perhaps David wrote this as he was on the run from King Saul. His sufferings reflect and foreshadow the suffering of Jesus on the cross (Mk15:34). As sinners we feel abandoned in our sins but God sent us a Savior who would identify with all our weaknesses and who became the lonely Lamb of God who takes away all our sins. Jesus cried out from the cross, "My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?" We can rest in Jesus who was abandoned in our places for our sins.
Second, they pierce my hands and feet (3-31). The mocking looks forward to when the religious leaders mocked Jesus on the cross (8). Evil men crucified the Son of God; they pierced his hands and feet (16). The soldiers divided his clothes among them and cast lots (18; Mk15:24). Jesus went through unspeakable suffering so that we could have the Bread of life and be satisfied (26, 29). Now we can be clothed in his righteousness (31). Jesus has done all this for us!