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Lesson 11

Psalm 22

Psalm 22 - My God, My God, why have You forsaken me?

  1. Does David write of his own suffering, or that of someone else? How do you know?
  2. Explain how this Psalm is messianic in its prophesy of the suffering, death, resurrection of Jesus.
  3. What are the specific elements of suffering mentioned? Please cross reference this list to the various writings of Christ's suffering.
  4. Who is able to bring relief to the sufferer of this psalm?
  5. What did the Psalmist refer to in verse 18? What is significant about this being recorded some 1000 years before Christ?
  6. Explain the change of tone in Psalm 22 away from suffering and despair in verse 21. What significant statement is made to alter the tone?
  7. Summarize the message and tone of the Psalm from verse 22 onward.