Psalm 22:22 I will declare thy name unto my brethren: in the midst of the congregation will I praise thee.
Soon after I was saved, my pastor began a discipleship class. Myself and three other men met with him for about twenty weeks. During that time he encouraged us to pray about finding, what he referred to as “a life verse.” A verse that stood out as describing our new life in Christ. I felt God calling me to use the gifts He had given me to sing and speak, and when I came to Heb. 2:12, I knew this was my life’s verse. “Saying, I will declare thy name unto my brethren, in the midst of the church will I sing praise unto thee.” It wasn’t until some time later, I found the same verse in Psalm 22:22 and realized how special this verse really was.
Psalm 22 is very special prophetic writing. From verse one through verse twenty-one we read a description of Christ being crucified on Calvary. It opens with the words Jesus uttered on the cross found in Matthew 27:46 “And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? that is to say, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?” It speaks of His accusers mocking Him, His bones being out of joint, and the parting of His garments. From verse twenty three on it speaks of His resurrection and His living forever. I see verse twenty-two as the hinge verse. This is good news, the Gospel, the revelation that Jesus has risen. Oh how we should forever declare that name, and sing His praises.
How gruesome the truth is of the death of our Saviour. The details of what He endured for us on that cross should cause us to cringe. However, this makes His resurrection just that much more glorious. It’s great news. It’s the Gospel.
Are you sharing this great news?
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