One of the amazing things about God’s Word is that it is multifaceted. Passages are for the one who did the penning of them, they are for us, but they also hold prophecy. We can look at the Bible through this lens: what was, what is, and what is to come. It is exactly what we see today and in lots of the passages from Psalm 69. “Answer me, Lord, out of the goodness of your love; in your great mercy turn to me. Do not hide your face from your servant; answer me quickly, for I am in trouble. Come near and rescue me; deliver me because of my foes. You know how I am scorned, disgraced and shamed; all my enemies are before you.Scorn has broken my heart and has left me helpless; I looked for sympathy, but there was none, for comforters, but I found none.They put gall in my food and gave me vinegar for my thirst.” Psalm 69:16-21
David was crying out to God. For much of his life he was pursued by enemies. He was constantly calling out to the Lord for help.
It is how we feel sometimes. We are pursued, scorned, in trouble. But God is our Father and He hears us. We call to Him. We ask Him to hear our prayers and to answer quickly.
But this passage is also a great example of prophecy. Centuries before the crucifixion David wrote down these words, but they perfectly describe what was happening when Jesus cried out, “I thirst.”
What was, what is, and what is to come. It is the lens we can use to study God’s Word.
Lord, Your Word is timeless. It was for David, it is for me, it is showing me how, before the events took place, You recorded them. Thank You for Your Word, the Bible.