Read Psalm 22:27-31. 27All the ends of the earth shall remember and turn to the Lord, and all the families of the nations shall worship before you. 28For kingship belongs to the Lord, and he rules over the nations. 29All the prosperous of the earth eat and worship; before him shall bow all who go down to the dust, even the one who could not keep himself alive. 30Posterity shall serve him; it shall be told of the Lord to the coming generation; 31they shall come and proclaim his righteousness to a people yet unborn, that he has done it.
Truly Psalm 22 ends in a completely different place from where it began. We have travelled from you do not answer (22:2) to he has done it. From why have you forsaken me to it is finished. From the cry of dereliction to the declaration of the majesty and glory of God over all the earth – all the families of the nations shall worship before you.
Jesus is not only the forsaken, crucified king that now sees what God has done and praises the Lord for his nation saving work; he is also the Lord himself, the one to be worshiped and served by all nations. Truly all will bow before Christ. All will be humbled. Death is the great equalizer. Even the prosperous on earth could not keep themselves alive. Jesus, however, was the one man who could have kept himself alive forever but chose to die in our place. Truly he deserves our praise today, right now, before we go down to the dust.
May we humble ourselves today to serve the risen king of the nations. May we share his gospel of righteousness with the next generation until he returns.
To live is Christ is to live to worship and serve our king, the king of the nations. It is to proclaim his righteousness until every knee bows and every tongue confesses that Jesus Christ is Lord.
Prayer. Jesus, you have done it! Help my heart to rest in this truth and help my mouth to proclaim this truth to all around me.
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