The Bible is about Jesus Christ~“Jesus said to them, ‘How foolish you are, and how slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken! Did not the Christhave to suffer these things and then enter His glory?’ And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, He explained to them what was said in all the Scriptures concerning Himself” (Luke 24:25-27).
Christ in The Psalms~In the Jewish Song Book our Messiah is seen as our Shepherd, our fortress, our Rock, our All in All, and the Beloved of God.He is our MorningSong.The Book of Psalms looks forward to the ultimate glorious and righteous King.“Who is this King of Glory?” (Psalm 24:8a) – None other than the Messiah, Jesus Christ—the Anointed One.
The Basic Key~To understand the Book of Psalms and its relationship with the rest of the Bible is to understand the difference between Christianity and other religions—it is a relationship, not a religion!ThroughoutPsalms we find a God who understands the emotional side of human life and invites us to have an intimate relationship with Him.While on earth the Messiah identified Himself with the human experience.He understands our plight on earth and He is our Great High Priest.“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).
Comment~We have only touched the surface of Christ in The Psalms. Much more could be said about the Messiah in Israel’s songbook.
additional comment: There are many references to Jesus Christ, the Messiah, throughout the Book of Psalms.Consider the following three examples (not intended to be a complete list):
Psalm 2:7 with Hebrews 1:5
Psalm 45:6-7 with Hebrews 1:8-9
Psalm 104:4 with Hebrews 1:7
additional comment: While on earth Jesus Christ often quoted the Scriptures including (not intended to be a complete list):
Psalm 8:2 in Matthew 21:16
Psalm 22:1 in Matthew 27:46 and Mark 15:34
Psalm 31:5 in Luke 23:46
Psalm 41:9 in John 13:18
Psalm 69:4 in John 15:25
Psalm 82:6 in John 10:34
Psalm 118:22-23 in Matthew 21:42, Mark 12:10-11, and Luke 20:17
Psalm 110:1 in Matthew 22:44, Mark 12:36, and Luke 20:42-43
additional comment: The Book of Psalms is often quoted in the New Testament.Compare the following examples (not intended to be a complete list):
Psalm 2:1-2 with Acts 4:25
Psalm 2:7 with Acts 13:33, Hebrews 1:5, and Hebrews 5:5
Psalm 2:9 with Revelation 2:27
Psalm 4:4 with Ephesians 4:26
Psalm 5:9-10 with Romans 3:10-18
Psalm 8:4-6 with I Corinthians 15:27 and Hebrews 2:6-8
Psalm 10:7 with Romans 3:10-18
Psalm 14:1-3 with Romans 3:10-18
Psalm 16:8-11 with Acts 2:25-28 and Acts 13:35
Psalm 18:49 with Romans 15:9
Psalm 19:4 with Romans 10:18
Psalm 22:18 with Matthew 27:35 and John 19:24
Psalm 22:22 with Hebrews 2:12
Psalm 27:1 with Hebrews 13:6
Psalm 32:1-2 with Romans 4:7-8
Psalm 34:12-16 with 1 Peter 3:10-12
Psalm 34:20 with John 19:36
Psalm 36:1-2 with Romans 3:10-18
Psalm 40:6-8 with Hebrews 10:5-7 and 10:8-9
Psalm 44:22 with Romans 8:36
Psalm 51:4 with Romans 3:4
Psalm 53:1-3 with Romans 3:10-18
Psalm 55:22with 1 Peter 5:7
Psalm 62:12 with Romans 2:6
Psalm 68:18 with Ephesians 4:8
Psalm 69:9 with John 2:17 and Romans 25:3
Psalm 69:22-23 with Romans 11:9
Psalm 69:25 with Acts 1:20
Psalm 78:2 with Matthew 13:35
Psalm 89:20 with Acts 13:22
Psalm 91:11-12 with Matthew 4:6 and Luke 4:10-11
Psalm 94:11 with 1 Corinthians 3:20
Psalm 95:7-11 with Hebrews 3:7-11, 15, 4:3, 5, and 4:7
Psalm 102:25-27 with Hebrews 1:10-12
Psalm 109:8 with Acts 1:20
Psalm 110:1 with Acts 2:34-35, and Hebrews 1:13
Psalm 110:4 with Hebrews 5:6, 10, 7:17, and 7:21
Psalm 112:9 with 2 Corinthians 9:9
Psalm 116:10 with 2 Corinthians 4:13
Psalm 117:1 with Romans 15:11
Psalm 118:6 with Hebrews 13:6
Psalm 118:22-23 with Acts 4:11, and 1 Peter 2:7
Psalm 118:26 with Matthew 21:9, Mark 11:9, Luke 13:35, 19:38, and John 12:13
Psalm 140:3 with Romans 3:10-18
The Apostle Paul told us the Scriptures present many shadows of things to come but the reality is found in Jesus Christ (Colossians 2:17).
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