Another beautiful morning inside the hearts of believers! We have Christ’s light shining within us and we are illuminated by the blessed Holy Spirit through the Word of God! Doesn’t this excite you? How many books have you read that have inspired you to holy living? There are many self help books but no book but God’s Word can change the heart to live righteously through the Holy Spirit!
Today’s verse touches my aching heart. After all the suffering that our Blessed Saviour experienced, He has finally had enough physical trauma. But meditate for a moment. It wasn’t purely physical. The Lord took upon Himself every sin every committed, including mine! Just as the scapegoat of Leviticus 16:8 and Leviticus 16:10 was made an atonement and released in the wilderness, so was Christ our scapegoat. He became our atonement (Romans 5:11) on that cross. At this point, He was ready to die so that the rest of His mission could be accomplished!
I find it interesting that Luke the physician was the only one to put this in his gospel. He was witnessing this whole event with the eyes of a doctor. A doctor would most certainly be acutely aware of what happens at death. Another point that caught my eye is the use of the word “commend” in this verse. The Greek word for it is:
From G3844 and G5087; to place alongside, that is, present (food, truth); by implication to deposit (as a trust or for protection): – allege, commend, commit (the keeping of), put forth, set before.
The Lord Jesus said: “Into thy hands I commend my spirit:” Into the Father’s hands, Jesus placed His Spirit alongside. Into the Father’s hands, Jesus trusted the Father to protect His Spirit. Into the Father’s hands Jesus trusted the Father to keep His Spirit. Looking at this with my human mind, it makes me feel as though Jesus was seeing death at the door and He was turning everything over to His Father to protect as He gave up the ghost.
Do you know Jesus personally or do you only know of Him? I want to be sure that anyone who reads the posts on this blog can know beyond a shadow of a doubt that they are going to Heaven. Have you received Christ as your Saviour? If no, your sins are not covered by His sacrificial offering of Himself. You have not been redeemed by His blood. It is no coincidence that God has placed you here for such a time as this so that you may be saved if you are not already. Please click here and the link will open up in a separate tab to You Can Be Born Again and Know It!