21 And they compelled a passerby, Simon
of Cyrene, who was coming in from the country, the father of Alexander and Rufus, to carry his cross. 22 And they brought him to the place called Golgotha (which means Place of a Skull). 23 And they offered him wine mixed with myrrh, but he did not take it.
24 And they crucified him and divided his garments among them, casting lots for them, to decide what each should take. 25 And it was the third hour when they crucified him. 26 And the inscription of the charge against him read, “The King of the Jews.”
27 And with him they crucified two robbers, one on his right and one on his left. 29 And those who passed by derided him, wagging their heads and saying, “Aha! You who would destroy the temple and rebuild it in three days, 30 save yourself, and come
down from the cross!” 31 So also the chief priests with the scribes mocked him to one another, saying, “He saved others; he cannot save himself. 32 Let the Christ, the King of Israel, come down now from the cross that we may see and believe.”
Those who were crucified with him also reviled him.
Let’s continue the comparison of Mark to Psalm 22.
7 All who see me mock me; they make mouths at me; they wag their heads;
8 “He trusts in the Lord; let him
let him rescue him, for he delights in him!”
18 they divide my garments among them,
and for my clothing they cast lots.
As you break down Psalm 22 and compare it to all of the Gospel accounts of the crucifixion, how can anyone not see the fulfillment of Psalm 22 in Christ? For
an even better comparison, compare Psalm 22 to Matthews crucifixion account. Especially Psalm 22:1 to Christ’s words on the cross Mat. 27:46. It is mind blowing.
I pray: O Lord, you
are the Son of God, who came to take away the sin of the world. Have mercy on me, a poor sinful being. Renew me and restore me. Amen.