With great ease, Hebrews 10 takes words from Psalm 40 and puts them in the mouth of Christ. (See Hebrews 10:4-10 and compare to Psalm 40:6-8.) Thus we see that Psalm 40 is of Christ.
We can even see that Psalm 40 is of Christ from its very first verse, for compare the following two verses:
Psalm 40:1 I waited patiently for the LORD;
And He inclined to me and heard my cry.
Hebrews 5:7 In the days of His flesh, He offered up both prayers and supplications with loud crying and tears to the One able to save Him from death, and He was heard because of His piety.
Thus we can see how Psalm 40 fits Christ perfectly. Read the rest of the psalm comparing it to the gospel accounts of Jesus’ life and see. Truly the Old Testament was written for and about Him. This is how the New Testament church read the Scriptures. Surely we don’t think we know more about the Scriptures than they did, do we?
The purpose of this blog is to proclaim Jesus Christ in terms familiar to those who read the Bible, and to help others become more familiar with the Bible. For those unfamiliar with the Bible, see the blog A Nonchurchgoer’s Guide to Jesus and His Kingdom.
Scripture quotations taken from the NASB, unless otherwise noted.