In this particular Psalm, dealing with the trials of Israel, we come across another of these amazing verses that the Holy Spirit anointing men in the New Testament are, to use their description in this instance, something of the horror that the Lord Jesus Christ would suffer and also the violence of the wicked against the Holy One.
Verse 3 is an apt description of the scourging given to Christ by the Romans. Their whips were normally weighted with stones or bones to make it more effective, so bad that the flesh would be laid open through to the bones and often it was so harsh that many died as a result. What love the father has for us that he planned and permitted his son to suffer this for our sin.
Written by G. Stoves Nov 8, 2018