Psalm 22:26 The humble will eat and be satisfied; those who seek Yahveh will praise him. May your hearts live continually!
Psalm 22:27 All the ends of the land will remember and turn to Yahveh. All the families of the nations will bow down before you,
Psalm 22:28 because kingship belongs to Yahveh; he rules the nations.
Psalm 22:29 All who prosper on land will eat and bow down; all those who go down to the dust will kneel before him– even the one who cannot preserve his soul.
Psalm 22:30 Their descendants will serve him; the next generation will be told about Yahveh .
Psalm 22:31 They will come and declare his righteousness; to a people yet to be born they will declare what he has done.
At the beginning of this amazing psalm, David prayed to his God, because he felt forgotten by him. God answered his prayer and delivered him. Now, because of that divine deliverance, David asserts that God’s kingdom will extend beyond him, beyond his family and kingdom.
God’s influence will expand to include the humble (26) and the prosperous (29). In fact, even the dead will kneel before him. Those who cannot preserve their souls, and go down to the dust of death will acknowledge God’s greatness because their descendants will serve him. His influence will extend to the ends of the land, then families of the nations, all the nations (27-28). He will become everyone’s God.
We have seen how this psalm pertains to a particular rescue experienced by David. But we also know that Jesus adopted these words as he lay dying on the cross. Jesus implied that his own death on the cross would have a similar effect.
- John 12:32 And me, when I am lifted up from the ground I will draw all people to myself.”
Because of his one act of rescue, our Lord has made eternal life possible for everyone.