And Jesus, crying out with a loud voice, said, “Father, INTO YOUR HANDS I COMMIT MY SPIRIT.” Having said this, He breathed His last. Luke 23:46
For the next few days we will be looking at the last words Jesus spoke from the cross. This scripture is a Jewish prayer from Psalm 31:5. When you look at the original scripture and apply it to the crucifixion it gets a deeper meaning
Into Your hand I commit my spirit; You have ransomed me, O LORD, God of truth. Psalm 31:5
Notice in this prayer its declaring “You have ransomed me” , this is actually prophesying the crucifixion. Jesus became the ransom for our sins (1 Timothy 2:6) It’s important that we remember this reason why Jesus went to the cross, was for the wages of our sins.
Jesus displayed full obedience to God the Father, “Into your Hands” meaning I put my life in your hands. Do we commit our life into the hands of God? Often we try to control our lives by “taking this in our own hands”. However, remember its “Your will be done” (Matthew 6:10) not Our will be done.
When Jesus was in the Garden of Gethsemane, he prayed if it was Gods will to let this cup Passover him” (Matthew 26:39) However he knew the will of the Father was Jesus to be the perfect ransom for our redemption. Jesus remained in perfect obedience with the Father and fulfilled our salvation
So, reflect on this today, are you committing your life into the hands of our Father God? Or are you putting your life in the hands of yourself? We know the final outcome with God is victory, follow his will in Jesus Name Amen