Why did Christ say; ‘…my God my God, why have you forsaken me…’? – Explained (Matthew 27:46)

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Brief Summary

This explanation of Holy Scripture shows how in Matthew 27:46, Christ (Messiah) references not just Psalm  22:1, but the entire context of the chapter.

The chapter of the Psalm is one of faith, praise and reverence once we read past the first verse of it which famously reads ‘My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?…’ (Psalm 22:1 KJV)

Begin

Matthew 27:46 reads;

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?
Matthew 27:46 KJV

The Psalm that this is referencing is Psalm 22 namely verse 1;

My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? Why are you so far from saving me, from the words of my groaning?
Psalm 22:1 ESV

What a person can learn though, is that the entire chapter of Psalm 22 is one of faith, praise, reverence, and ultimate salvation.

Some key verses found in Psalm 22 include;

Worship
G-d is holy (Psalm 22:3).

Faithfulness
Recognition that the forefathers of the nation of Israel trust in the LORD (Psalm 22:4).

Persecution
Showing how G-d’s people are persecuted, and showing some very strong similarities to the Messiah’s (Christ’s) actual crucifixion account (Psalm 22:6-18).

Salvation
From wickedness and trial, ultimately (Psalm 22:5, 22:20-23, 22:26)

And so on.

Out Of Love

Quoting the word of G-d is actually encouraged in Holy Scripture, and a demonstration of an affinity for it;

‘speaking to one another with psalms…’
(Ephesians 5:19 NIV)

We see this in the account of when Thomas said ‘My Lord and my God…’ in John 20:28 to the risen Messiah (Christ).

Thomas was referencing Psalm 84:3, a verse which actually speaks of a sparrow (figuratively) going home, whilst also giving praise to G-d.

More on that explanation can be found here: ‘My Lord and my God…’ – Explained (John 20:28 Referencing Psalm 84:3)

[https://orthodoxmessianicjudaism.com/2021/03/24/my-lord-and-my-god-explained-john-2028-psalm-843/ ]

Hoping it is fruitful.

May the Holy G-d of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob; bless you, with a beyond maximum increase – in His risen Son the Lord Jesus Christ (Adonai Yehoshua HaMoshiach). Amen.

Biblical Copyright Translation Disclaimer

“Scripture quotations marked (ESV) are from the ESV® Bible (The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.” 

 “Scripture quotations marked (NASB) are from the New American Standard Bible® (NASB), copyright © 1960, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1995, 2020 by The Lockman Foundation. Used by permission. www.Lockman.org ” 

 “Scripture quotations marked (NIV) are taken from the Holy Bible, New International Standard Version® (NIV®), copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.™. Used by permission of Zondervan. All rights reserved worldwide. www.zondervan.com The “NIV” and “New International Version” are trademarks registered in the United States Patent and Trademark Office by Biblica, Inc.™”

 “Scripture quotations marked (OJB) are from the Orthodox Jewish Bible Copyright Artists for Israel Intl. Used by permission © The Orthodox Jewish Bible fourth edition, OJB. Copyright 2002, 2003, 2008, 2010, 2011 by Artists for Israel International, Inc. Used by permission. All rights reserved.”

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