Jesus in the Psalms
Look at the below letters and what do you see? Be careful.
Some people look and see Christ Is No Where. That is a horrible and untrue thing to see.
Others will look and see Christ Is Now Here. To that I say Amen.
It is the same letters but read with a different view point. When we read the Bible we should have our eyes open and be looking for Christ for the entire Bible is about Him. Jesus is the central theme of the Old Testament as well as the New Testament.
Psalms is a very important and practical book that we can use to help us in our everyday lives. But there is also something else going on in the Psalms. The Psalms have many prophecies of the coming messiah.
Christ is the central figure of the entire O.T. And the O.T.’s purpose is to point to Jesus Christ. But the book of Psalms stands above the other 39 books in this regard. In fact the book of Psalms is the most quoted O.T. book in the New Testament.
The Jews of Christ’s time knew that the Psalms pointed to the coming Messiah.
Mat 22:41 While the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them, 42 Saying, What think ye of Christ? whose son is he? They say unto him, [The Son] of David. 43 He saith unto them, How then doth David in spirit call him Lord, saying, 44 The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, till I make thine enemies thy footstool?
Mat 22:45 If David then call him Lord, how is he his son?
Mat 22:46 And no man was able to answer him a word, neither durst any [man] from that day forth ask him any more [questions].
Jesus made reference to Psalm 110 and made application of Christ. Now if the Pharisees did not believe that Psalm 110 was talking about the Christ, they would have made a rebuttal. If they had some other interpretation of the passage, if they thought that Psalm 110 was talking about someone else they would have said so. But instead no man was able to answer him a word.
Psalm 110 was talking about the coming Messiah and in Matthew we see both Jesus and the Pharisees acknowledging it. And this is not an isolated place, in fact Jesus can be found all over the Psalms And it is not just me saying that.
Jesus says in. Luk 24:44 And he said unto them, These [are] the words which I spake unto you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled, which were written in the law of Moses, and [in] the prophets, and [in] the psalms, concerning me.
Jesus clearly says that there are things (plural) that must be fulfilled that were written in the psalms that concerned Him.
Jesus in the Psalms is something we should understand or we miss out on just how much God was working way in advance to make sure that evidence of who Jesus was is available and plain to anyone who wants to see. Since a great deal of the Psalms are about Jesus, then as we read them we should be looking to see Him there.