Why did Jesus ask “My God, Why have you forsaken Me?”

forsaken                                        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:

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