Into Your hand I commit my spirit; You have redeemed me, O Lord God of truth. Psalm 31:5
Most people have something that they are committed to. They are dedicated to a job, a task, an activity, a person or something else that they will not turn away from. All of their focus, time, effort, money is is placed upon that one thing with no fear or concern outside of that one thing. They do not allow themselves to turn towards anything else or deter them from that course. It gives them purpose in life.
David was asking God for protection from the enemy and stated that he has committed himself into God’s hands because God has redeemed him.
The world is focused on physical things that one can do or have in order to have purpose and meaning in life and that can give them life. While all of these things can appear to be good at times, none of them will last forever. They are not indestructible. Other things can overcome and destroy anything that mankind can come up with.
Believers are to have a focus that is focused on God and eternity, not just the temporary here and now, in the moment. Every believer will have at least one enemy who is against the believer. That enemy may be a physical one or a spiritual one but is an enemy all the same.
Although the physical enemies can destroy the body, they cannot destroy the soul. Instead of putting their trust in physical things, believers need to commit their body and soul to God and trust in Him alone. Their focus should be laser focused, to where they do not get distracted, so that they know God has and will continue to redeem them.
You will have at least spiritual enemies against you, if not physical ones also. The world does not want you to succeed or to get into heaven.
Regardless of what the world throws at you, put your trust in God. Give your entire life over into God’s hands and not your own. Jesus has redeemed you, bought you back, when He died on the cross and arose from the dead. You belong to Him. Commit your mind, body and soul into the hands of God to do what He wants and to continue to redeem you and use you.
Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that you will commit your life into the hands of God; that you will trust God in every area of your life; and that you will see the redemption of God.
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