Psalm 22:6 (NLT) - But I am a worm and not a man. I am scorned and despised by all!
I want to share something with you all that I learned a few months ago. I did a Bible study entitled "The Cross" with my prayer partner. It took events that happened in the Old Testament and showed how they led to Jesus' death on the cross. One of the scripture references was the verse above that talks about the "worm", which was actually a reference to Jesus. Here's the amazing part of this story, and it teaches us that it pays to get some background information to go along with our scripture reading.
During this time in history, the worm that lived in the region was called a Tolah (Hebrew word). This worm was highly sought after because when it was crushed, it was used in the making of a most desired dye. Guess what color?????
Do you see where I'm headed with this??? Oh, this is soooo good!!!
Worm = Jesus
Crushed = Red
The crushed worm was used to cover material to dye it red. Jesus body was crushed and He shed His precious red blood to cover my sins...to wash me white!!!! I was so impressed with this story. But, it got even better. This worm, as it is ready to give birth, climbs into a tree in that region that has sharp spikes....and it impales itself onto one of the spikes killing itself, shedding its blood, to provide nourishment for its offspring. What did Jesus do on the cross? He was willingly nailed to the cross and died for our sins so that, if we accept Him as our Lord and Savior....we will become adopted sons and daughters of God!!! WOW!!! Is that not just amazing? See how it pays to do research, read scripture, and be involved in Bible studies!!!!
I hope you all enjoyed this bit of history as much as I did!!!
In His Love...and with mine!!!