Daily Bible Verse and Devotion – Psalm 22:17-18

17 All my bones are on display;

    people stare and gloat over me.

18 They divide my clothes among them

    and cast lots for my garment. – Psalm 22:17-18 (NIV)

We see in this Psalm a description of what will happen to Jesus. Jesus will die. His clothes will be divided and lots cast for them.

This is indeed what happened at Jesus’ crucifixion. People did stare at Him. People did mock Him.

Many had hoped in Him but didn’t see the full picture. Jesus wasn’t coming to destroy Roman oppression. He was coming to destroy the works of sin and the devil.

As He gave up His life, He was not losing a battle but rather beginning one. He was going to destroy death and sin. And He did it because we couldn’t. He was the one that could. As God Himself He was able to help redeem us back to Him.

So as you go out today realize that Jesus died for you. He wanted to redeem you and loves you in a very deep and real way.

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