Thursday, April 02, 2015

The 7 Last Words of Christ from the Cross #4

"Father, into Your hands I commit My spirit." (Luke 23:46)

Allow me to make three observations in applying this short verse today.

#1--As Jesus dies on the cross, He offers His life completely unto the Father.  He holds nothing back as He releases His spirit into the Father's care.  Jesus trusts the Father perfectly.

#2--With this statement, Jesus confirms the reality of life beyond death.  There is a Father God with whom our spirit dwells.  The Father can be trusted.

#3--Jesus dies with scripture on His lips.  This  sentence is a direct quote of Psalm 31:5.  I would suggest you take the time to read the entire Psalm sometime today.  It's about trusting God in our time of need.

"Pray, and let God worry."  --Martin Luther

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