Psalm 22 is what Jesus quotes from the cross. Some scholars say that He recited the entire Psalm while others say He just started it. Regardless of the specifics, I’m sure none can doubt that He lived this Psalm.
16 For dogs have surrounded me;
A band of evildoers has encompassed me;
They pierced my hands and my feet.
17 I can count all my bones.
They look, they stare at me;
18 They divide my garments among them,
And for my clothing they cast lots.
This was a prophetic song of the Messiah. A song He would later “sing” on a cross.
I can’t help but think of the writer of this Psalm. David sat and penned these images. Did he have a vision? Did he feel these things? Such accuracy astounds me.
But, then again, when one yields to the Lord to the extent David did, when one leans on the Good Shepherd constantly, I can understand that God would use such a one and whisper the mysteries of the world in his ear. When we give up what we see for a glimpse of what He sees, there is no telling what wonders we may encounter.
31 They will come and will declare His righteousness
To a people who will be born, that He has performed it.