Psalm 22:22-31

As you open the posting, first take some time and meditate on the verses that follow.  Read them over slowly several times until something catches your attention.  Then ponder on what got your attention before you read what I saw in the passage.  Then come back to what you saw in the passage throughout your day.

Psalm 22:22-31

22 I will proclaim your name to my brothers and sisters.
I will praise you among your assembled people.
23 Praise the Lord, all you who fear him!
Honor him, all you descendants of Jacob!
Show him reverence, all you descendants of Israel!
24 For he has not ignored or belittled the suffering of the needy.
He has not turned his back on them,
but has listened to their cries for help.

25 I will praise you in the great assembly.
I will fulfill my vows in the presence of those who worship you.
26 The poor will eat and be satisfied.
All who seek the Lord will praise him.
Their hearts will rejoice with everlasting joy.
27 The whole earth will acknowledge the Lord and return to him.
All the families of the nations will bow down before him.
28 For royal power belongs to the Lord.
He rules all the nations.

29 Let the rich of the earth feast and worship.
Bow before him, all who are mortal,
all whose lives will end as dust.
30 Our children will also serve him.
Future generations will hear about the wonders of the Lord.
31 His righteous acts will be told to those not yet born.
They will hear about everything he has done.

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There is a real change of pace in this Psalm. Now we have praise and sharing with others, and reference to the end time when all shall bow before God.  Verse 24 makes it clear that our situation is always before God.  He has not turned his back on us, and he has heard our cries for help.  But it doesn’t say he will always rescue us.  In fact, it does not say what he will do.  That is his sovereign choice.  It has to be enough to know that he knows and hears our cry to Him.

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