The Psalms 32
1. The book of Psalms contains a number of prophecies relating to Christ.
2. Following His resurrection, Jesus said that the things written about Him in the Psalms had been fulfilled
3. In this lesson we are examining a prophecy about Jesus' betrayal in Psalm 41:9.
a. First, we will analyze Psalm 41.
b. Second, we will analyze Jesus' betrayal in the Gospels.
I. LET US ANALYZE PSALM 41
A. Generally, David showed in this Psalm how God cares for His people during times of trouble.
B. Specifically, David wrote about a time when his enemies were trying to destroy him.
C. In vs.9, David indicated that a close associate had opposed him (see Psalm 55:12-14).
D. It seems that David wrote about the occasion when his trusted counselor, Ahithophel, joined Absalom
in opposing him (2 Samuel 15:12, 31).
E. According to John 13:18, David's statement was also a prophecy about Jesus' betrayal.
II. LET US ANALYZE JESUS' BETRAYAL IN THE GOSPELS
A. Prior to His betrayal, the Jews made several attempts to take Jesus' life (John 8:59; 10:39).
B. Following these unsuccessful attempts to take Jesus' life, the Jews conspired against Him
(Matthew 21:45-46; 22:15; 26:3-5).
C. As this conspiracy developed, Judas agreed to betray Jesus.
1. Matthew 26:14-16 (Zechariah 11:12)
2. Mark 14:10-11
3. Luke 22:3-6
D. Jesus identified Judas as the traitor.
1. Matthew 26:20-25
2. John 13:21-30
E. Judas betrayed Jesus.
1. Matthew 26:47-50
2. John 18:1-5
F. Judas eventually took his own life.
1. Matthew 27:3-10
2. Zechariah 11:13