But I am a worm, and no man; scorned by men, and despised by the people.
All who see me mock at me, they make mouths at me,
they wag their heads;
“He committed his cause to the LORD;
let him deliver him, let him rescue him, for he delights in him!”
Psa. 22:5 -8
We continue with Messiah’s complaint on the cross that He was abandoned. He reminds the Father that the fathers were not abandon. There is a realization that He is abandoned. In His distress Messiah declares that he is a worm, and all hate Him. Which is true, only those who follow Him love Him, all others despise and reject Him?
Messiah undertook to satisfy the dishonor we had done to God by our sins and submitted to the lowest possible example of shame and disgrace, crucifixion, a death reserved for criminals. His naked body was hung for public ridicule. Those standing there did in fact ridicule Him.
42 “He saved others; he cannot save himself. He is the King of Israel; let him come down now from the cross, and we will believe in him. 43 He trusts in God; let God deliver him now, if he desires him; for he said, ‘I am the Son of God.’” Matt. 27:42-43
He was despised and rejected by men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief; and as one from whom men hide their faces he was despised, and we esteemed him not. Is. 52:3
There He hung rejected by men and God. He was not to be rescued. He was the sacrifice Abraham did not make. [Gen 22] This time there was to be no ram in the thicket.
For He was