Saturday, April 22, 2017
This last section of Psalm 22 [i.e., verses 27-31] reminds us of Hebrews 12:2: “Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.” The “joy” that was set before Jesus was, we feel, knowing of the riches which would come to his brethren out of his death. In short, we are his joy, set before him when on the cross. As we have seen, only as the circle of the love of Jesus becomes world wide and as big as history will it be complete.
... John R. Cogdell, “The humanity of Jesus Christ, as revealed in certain Psalms”, section IV
(see the book; see also Ps. 22:27-31; Isa. 53:10-12; Acts 2:36; Phil. 2:8-11; Heb. 12:2; more at Church, Cross, Faith, Jesus, Joy, World)
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