Psalms 69 and 40: Christ in His Sufferings

Posted on Dec 18, 2011 | 2 comments

“More numerous than the hairs of my head are those who hate me without cause;…” (Psalm 69:4)
“Then I said, Behold, I have come; In the scroll of the book It is written concerning Me.” (Psalm 40:7)

Psalm 69 and 40 are two excellent Psalms that show us Christ in His sufferings and Christ as the unique factor to enact God’s New Testament economy, or plan. When we look at Psalm 69 which was written by David and describes his sufferings in view of the New Testament, we can see clearly that David’s sufferings are a type or picture of the suffering Christ in the New Testament. As we review both Psalm 69 and 40 we realize that the suffering that Christ went through in His life and on the cross issued in enacting a new covenant, a new testament and producing a new creation!


  1. Brother Ben, thanks for your clear speaking. Your coupling of Psalm 69 and 40 with the New Testament verses affirms the Lord’s word in Luke 24 that the Law, Prophets, and Psalms all speak about Him. Thank the Lord that He became the unique sacrifice that God desires and that we can partake of Him today.

  2. Ben, during your sharing I enjoyed Psalm 69:30-31, “I will praise the name of God with a song / And will magnify Him with thanksgiving; / And it will be better to Jehovah than an ox / Or a bull with horns and hooves.”

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