For zeal for your house has consumed me,
and the reproaches of those who reproach you have fallen on me. (Psalm 69:9 ESV)
Thes words are referenced by the gospel writers as applying to Jesus and the reason why he turned over the money changers tables that were in the outer court of the temple. Often we find that King David’s experiences are shared in some way by Jesus. Why is this important to know? This shows is that Jesus is the long-awaited king, the “son of David” that will sit on the throne of God’s people forever. It means that in David’s contributions to the kingdom of Israel we can anticipate Christ’s contributions but on a grander scale. David suffered at the hand the enemy as Jesus suffered. David suffered unjustly just as Jesus suffered unjustly and yet, through that suffering the nation is blessed. David’s emotional pleas help us to understand what Christ himself endured and thus give us insight to the humanity of Christ. These are things to keep in mind as you read the Psalms.
Why do you think zeal for God’s house consumed Jesus? What/who is God’s house?
Thank the Lord for his zeal which ushers in your salvation!
McCheyne’s reading plan: 2 Ki 16, Ti 2, Ho 9, Ps 69