How I See Jesus
From the New Testament through the church fathers tointerpreters of recent centuries, Christians have seen Jesusas one of the chief subjects of the Psalms. Jesus has alsobeen seen as the one who sings the Psalms: he experienced the full range of human emotions and the full, intimate, honest relationship with God depicted in the Psalms. In asense, Jesus even knew guilt, as he experienced thecrushing weight of our sin and God’s judgment on rebels (2 Corinthians 5:21, 1 Peter 2:24).The incredible variety of emotions and situations in the Psalms reflects Jesus’ own experience as God in human form, walking and living among us, experiencing what we experience. I can't speak for you but as for me; I also see Jesus in the Psalms, especially (Psalm 23) as I remember his role as God Incarnate, the God who stoops to be with his people in their so journ, their trials, their disappointments, and disasters. He is the shepherd who will not take us where hehimself has not gone, and having trusted God as he went through the valley of the shadow of death himself, he will not fail to take us through to the other side with him.
I See Jesus As The Lover of God’s Law
Looking at (Psalm chapter 1; Psalms 40:6-
I Don't Know About You But I See Jesus As The Suffering Servant
Jesus suffered as a servant of God who laments his fate. According to (Psalm 22, Psalms 69, and Psalms 51) Jesus is persecuted, condemned, and killed unjustly in order to wipe away sin. He is rejected by Israel, abandoned by his followers, and betrayed by his friend, Judas (Psalm 41:9, cited in John 13:18; Psalm 109:8 cited in Acts 1).
Looking at (Psalm 16:9-
These chapters lets us know that Jesus will execute judgment over all nations. In the exaltation and enthronement of David’s son, all the nations will learn to praise the one true God (Psalm 18:49; Romans 15:7). Jesus also proves himself to be the true human, the second and better Adam who fulfills our original destiny by restoring humanity according to (Psalms 8) to rule with God over all things.
The Psalms are ultimately the prayers of Jesus Christ, son of God. He alone is worthy to pray the ideal vision of a king suffering for righteousness and emerging victorious over the hosts of evil. Christians, as sons of God, can rightly pray these prayers along with their representative head (JESUS CHRIST). Seeing Christ in the Psalms means that we can also see ourselves, as those who are recipients of his redeeming work and as those who follow Christ, being changed even now into his likeness by the work of his Spirit (2 Corinthians 3:16-
While Jesus alone is the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world, Paul says that we ourselves are like "sheep to be slaughtered" (Psalm 44:22inRomans 8:38), and that we must suffer with him. (Romans 8:17)
Just as Jesus suffered at the hands of his enemies and had to wage war against the enemy, so we must see ourselves as warriors engaged in resistance against a great enemy. The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet. (Romans 16:20;"your" is plural, the Christians in Rome; Revelation 2-
The Nations Will Praise The King (Psalm 68:2) as we lead them to bow the knee to him in obedience (Matthew 28:16-
Jesus Commands Us To Love him and others; as we obey, we walk in light, not darkness (1 John 2:4-
Finally, We Have The Promise That We Who Learn Meeknessfrom the perfectly meek one will inherit the earth, an inheritance Jesus himself earned (Psalm 37:11; Matthew 5:5, 11:29).
We can find Jesus all over the Psalms, because the Psalms are his prayer book that points to him. And when we find Jesus in the Psalms, we also find ourselves.
Jesus! Jesus! Oh! How I Love Jesus!