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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)
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;
G-d is holy (Psalm 22:3).
Recognition that the forefathers of the nation of Israel trust in the LORD (Psalm 22:4).
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).
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)
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.