I have mentioned before, that there are portions of the Psalms that seem to speak of the future. Psalm 41 strikes me as particularly intertwined with the heart of Jesus.
I was reminded of Jesus as He sat with His disciples at the table for Passover…
9 Even my close friend in whom I trusted,
Who ate my bread,
Has lifted up his heel against me.
Judas shared so many meals with Jesus, and still betrayed Him.
It makes me think about all of the people who have sat at our table eating meals, sharing life with us. How much it would hurt to have those people turn against us? This is very personal, this kind of hurt.
Jesus was God, yes, but He was man, too. He felt that sting. It hurt Him. Even though He knew what would happen later, it hurt Him.
But He kept going. Jesus, David, you and I, we keep going. Why? Because even though we hurt, we know that He is with us.
12 As for me, You uphold me in my integrity,
And You set me in Your presence forever.
13 Blessed be the LORD, the God of Israel,
From everlasting to everlasting.
Amen and Amen.