Many Christians cherish particular Psalms that testify specifically of Jesus, such as Psalm 23 (“The Lord is my shepherd”) and Psalm 22 (“My God, why have You forsaken me?”). Actually, all Scripture testifies of Jesus, since He is the Word of God. In fact, Christ gave a Bible study about Himself on the day of His resurrection that included the Psalms (Luke 24:44).
As an example of a Psalm that can testify of Jesus when you look at it through the eyes of the Gospel, consider the 119th—longest of the Psalms and famously the longest chapter in all Scripture. A few years ago I read that Psalm using the name “Jesus” everywhere possible. What came of that was one of the most inspiring devotional experiences I’ve ever enjoyed. I’d like to share it for your consideration.
Psalm 119 is divided into 22 groups of eight verses. Here are the first two groups, seen through the eyes of faith in Jesus. I believe that reading the Psalm in this way provides a wonderful new revelation of our Lord and Savior.
See for yourself. Here it is: Psalm 119:1-16 in light of the New Covenant:
1 Blessed are the undefiled in the way, who walk with Jesus.
2 Blessed are those who have Jesus, and who seek Him with their whole heart.
3 They also refrain from iniquity, they walk in His ways.
4 You have commanded us to trust diligently in Jesus.
5 O that my ways were directed to trust in Jesus!
6 Then will I not be ashamed, when I have respect for Jesus.
7 I will praise You with uprightness of heart, when I will have learned about Jesus.
8 I will trust in Jesus; O forsake me not completely.
9 How shall a young man cleanse his way? By taking heed to Jesus.
10 With my whole heart I have sought You; O let me not wander from Jesus.
11 Jesus I have hid in my heart that I might not sin against You.
12 Blessed are You, O Lord, teach me about Jesus.
13 With my lips I have declared Jesus.
14 I have rejoiced in the way of Jesus, as much as in all riches.
15 I will meditate in Jesus and have respect for Your ways.
16 I will delight myself in Jesus, I will not forget Him.