Forgotten but not Forsaken
My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? Why do you refuse to help me or even to listen to my groans? Day and night I keep on weeping, crying for your help, but there is no reply- Everyone who sees me mocks and sneers and shrugs. "*Is this the one who rolled his burden on the Lord? they laugh. "Is this the one who claims the Lord delights in him*? We'll believe it when we see God rescue him!"
Psalm 22:1-2,7-8 TLB
Psalm 69 (verses 7-12, 14-15, 18 & 20). show 10fold reproach
➖Forsaken by Friends, ➖Forsaken by Brethren, ➖Scorned by Enemies, ➖Insulted by Inferiors, ➖Chastened by Fasting, ➖Scoffed by Libertines,
➖Reproached by the songs of Drunkards,
➖Hated by own countrymen,
➖Swallowed up by Trouble,
➖Heartbroken by Heaviness
Psalms 69:19-21 show the suffering of the Messiah
“You know my reproach, my shame, and my dishonor; My adversaries are all before You. Reproach has broken my heart, And I am full of heaviness; I looked for someone to take pity, but there was none; And for comforters, but I found none. *They also gave me gall for my food, And for my thirst they gave me vinegar to drink*.” Psalms 69:19-21
▪ Jesus knew temptation: “He was in the desert forty days, being tempted by Satan” (Mark 1:13).
▪ Jesus knew rejection: “From this time many of his disciples turned back and no longer followed him” (John 6:66).
▪ Jesus knew sorrow: “My soul is overwhelmed with sorrow to the point of death” *(Matthew 26:38).
▪ Jesus knew ridicule: “Again and again they struck him…and spit on him. Falling on their knees, they paid [mocking] homage to him” (Mark 15:19).
▪ Jesus knew loneliness: “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” (Matthew 27:46)*
“Seeing then that we have a great High Priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. *For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin. Let us, therefore, come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.” Hebrews 4:14-16 NKJV*