Why did Jesus ask the Father why He was forsaken on the cross? What did Jesus mean?
On the cross, Jesus made seven declarations, including:
Matthew 27:46 (NKJV)
46 And about the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, “Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani?” that is, “My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?”
Jesus was quoting Psalm 22, which is a prophetic psalm describing the Messiah’s experience dying on the cross. Consider the following excerpts from the psalm: