THE SIGN OF UNBROKEN BONES
David wrote this psalm during a low period in his life. While hiding from King Saul who sought to kill him, he stooped to playing the madman to escape the Philistine king, Abimelech. Yet, in spite of all of his afflictions, no bones were broken. Clearly, David must have borrowed this turn of phrase from the instructions given in the law concerning the Passover lamb, which was to be sacrificed without breaking any bones.
Both the Passover lamb and David are Christological types, preparing us for the Righteous One, who was sacrificed for our sins, yet not one of His bones was broken. The Romans broke the legs of the thieves hanging on the crosses on either side of Jesus, but not one of His bones were broken. This was one of many signs given to confirm that Jesus was the Son of God, the Messiah, the Lamb of God.
PRAYER: Father, thank You for the Lamb of God that was slain for our sins, yet not one bone was broken in fulfillment of Your Word. We cannot comprehend such amazing love. Empower us this day with the resurrection life of Jesus abiding in us by the Spirit. In Jesus’ name, amen.