7/15 Psalm 22:27

27 All the ends of the earth shall remember and turn to the LORD, and all the families of the nations shall worship before you.

Psalm 22 tells of the details of the crucifixion of Jesus a thousand years before it came to pass. Like many of David's psalms, it begins with a description of the trouble that he was enduring but ends in words of praise and trust. There is no doubt that it is on the mind of Jesus at the horrible moment, for He quoted from it. When there was no voice of the Father to comfort Him, He had the eternal words of the Father in memory to recall. How we need to hide the Word in our hearts for our times of trouble!

The psalm ends with prophetic words. David proclaimed that the entire world will remember what the LORD did to rescue this One (Psalm 22:21, 24, 27). We do remember the resurrection of Jesus. We do stand in awe of what the LORD has done (verse 23). It has resulted in eternal life for all who believe (Psalm 22:26). It is the beginning of God establishing His reign in the hearts of men (Psalm 22:27).

When David said that future generations would be told about this, surely he knew this was much more than his current crisis. This was a prophetic word about those who would spread the gospel around the world (Psalm 22:30 - 31). All the earth would worship because of what would be told of the Lord Jesus. He faced death for us and conquered it! He paid our sin debt and rose in victory over the grave. The fact that you are reading this is part of the fulfillment of this prophecy. You are those from the ends of the earth that have remembered what Jesus did for you and have turned to Him and worshiped before Him.

Consider: How does it feel to read about yourself in Scripture?