Psalm "Suffering is a required course in the school of faith, never an elective to be passed or dropped." -S Lawson ~ "It also teaches us that “a man is not known by his effervescence but by the amount of real suffering he can stand".T Studd
Spurgeon called Psalm 22 "The Psalm of the Cross". Psalms 22, 23, & 24 form a trilogy. In Psalm 22 - The GOOD Shepherd gives His life for the sheep(John 10:11); in Psalm 23 - The GREAT Shepherd, "Brought again from the dead through the blood of the everlasting covenant"(Hebrews 13:20), tenderly cares for the sheep; Psalm 24 - The CHIEF Shepherd appears as the King of Glory to receive and reward His sheep(1 Peter 5:4).