Psalm 22:6 But I am a worm and not a man, scorned by Adam and despised by people.
Psalm 22:7 Everyone who sees me ridicules me; they sneer and shake their heads:
Psalm 22:8 “He relies on Yahveh; let him save him; let Yahveh rescue him, since he treasures him.”
his worm time
The same king who brought people to God by his success is now turning people away from him by his failure. David’s monarchy resulted in a greater respect for Yahveh, but now he is under attack from within his own family, and even his faith is derided.
Why would God allow such a thing? There is an immediate reason, and a more long-range one. First, David is being purified in the furnace of suffering, so that a more pure devotion and a more precious life can emerge. Secondly, David’s kingship is a type of Christ’s. Jesus knew the victory of miracles and the following of the crowds, but he also experienced the shame of the cross. He is now exalted in heaven, above the skies. But he had his worm time, when he was scorned and despised.
Lord, thank you for enduring the cross for us, despising the shame.