Luke 23:46 In God’s Hands

Jesus called out with a loud voice, “Father, into your hands I commit my spirit.” When he had said this, he breathed his last. Luke 23:46

Last moments of life, going into death, are often scary for most people. They do not know what to expect. They often cling to life refusing to want to give up and die. The unknown is something that awaits them and it is fearful.

It is in these last moments of life that many people realize how temporary life is and how little material things really are.

As Jesus was giving up His last breaths of life and dying, He committed His Spirit to the Father, God, and died.

The commitment of His Spirit to the Father is His absolute trust in God to take care of His Spirit and bring Him back to life.

Just as those in the world fear death, there are some believers who fear it also. They question what they believe and what God is going to do. As this happens, it is a sign that they really don’t know or understand God’s great, eternal and perfect love for them.

The only reason God sent Jesus to die was to save people from their sins and give them eternal life. This is perfect love. Knowing this, the believer can trust God’s word and His actions. God will never go back on His word.

At the moment a believer fully trusts God’s perfect word, he can face death with the peace Jesus had. He will be able to commit his life and spirit to God, knowing God will raise him from the dead to eternal life.

This takes away all the fear and unknown of death. There is eternal life found after physical death on this earth.

You may or may not have come close to death yourself. You most likely have seen known of others to die. When you are faced with death, you may have wondered what is next and if you are ready for it. Questions may arise in your heart about whether God will save you or not.

As long as you believe in the work and grace of Jesus and you repent of your sins, God will save you. The life you now live is only temporary. Commit your life and Spirit to God and He will give you eternal life.

Rest in knowing God loves you, forgives you and will raise you from the dead.

Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Savior; that you will know God’s love for you; that you will know God’s mercy towards you; and that you will commit your life and spirit into God’s hands.

1 Chronicles 22:19 Commitment To Seek God

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Now devote your heart and soul to seeking the LORD your God. Begin to build the sanctuary of the LORD God, so that you may bring the ark of the covenant of the LORD and the sacred articles belonging to God into the temple that will be built for the Name of the LORD. 1 Chronicles 22:19 

Being devoted to something means that one will give his full attention and all his efforts to it. Very few people are fully devoted to anything. Most things are held with a loose hand, ready to let it go and move on to something else.

In the business world, contracts are often written up with many clauses to excuse continuing the work. Devotion will continue going forward, regardless of what is occurring. It is being committed all the way to the end, at any cost.

Marriages often end in divorce, because one or both of the couple are not fully devoted to the marriage. They see events or actions as a way out from the agreement.

As David was nearing the end of his life, he had provided all the materials needed for his son to build the temple. He told Solomon to devote his heart and soul to seeking after God. In doing this, he would be able to build the temple and have a great kingdom.

Just as the does not like to be fully committed to things, many believers are not fully devoted to God. They go to church on Sunday and worship, but then on Monday are living like the world. They seek God when in an emergency, but ignore Him in times of prosperity.

Devotion to God means that one will seek God all the time in every situation, both good and bad. Every action, word or thought will be done with God in mind. Everything in his heart and soul is focused on pleasing God, not for salvation, but out of love and devotion to God for what He has done for him.

Take a look at your life and see what are you devoted to. What do you put all of your time and attention into?

Seeking after God will bring you peace, strength, comfort, joy, and eternal life. God’s heart is a heart of love. God only wants what is best for you, so seek what He has for you. Focus your life on loving and serving God with everything that is within you.

I pray today that you will know Jesus as your Savior; that you will seek after God with all of your heart; that you will commit your life to serving God; and that you will not seek anything but God. 

Luke 23:46 Total Commitment

“Jesus called out with a loud voice, Father, into your hands I commit my spirit.” Luke 23:46

Jesus had been convicted and sentenced to die on the cross. He had been hanging on the cross for a while. Now He states His last words. They are words saying He is committing His Spirit to His Father. The time for Jesus to die had come.

At one point, Jesus had made the statement that no one can take His life, but that He lays it down for the people. In this last sentence on the cross, you can see that. His trust in God the Father was perfect trust. He knew that the Father knew what was best and how to do it.

Most people who are facing physical death are scared and unsure of what is next. This even occurs often with believers. Their don’t have the complete peace about their knowing Jesus and His saving power. Many are trusting in their own good works to earn their place in heaven.

As a believer in Jesus, you must be willing to fully trust what Jesus said and is doing in your life. If you believe in the death and resurrection of Jesus and that it was done for your sins and salvation, you need to believe He will also save you.

Although the majority of people today are not facing physical death in the immediate time-frame, this commitment needs to be the same. Everyone is, or will be, going through a tough situation in their lives. You most likely are going through one now. Are you trusting God with it?

Your situation could be a financial one, or a physical health one, or a relationship one, or one of millions of other things. Some of these may be “small” or the may be very large. Regardless of what it is, you must commit yourself to God in the situation. Trust that He will take care of you in the best way possible.

The world looks at it as the end, but God looks at it as a new beginning, a new life. Will you commit yourself to Him today?

I pray today that you will commit your life to God; that you will trust in God’s taking care of you; that God will fill you with His peace and love; that you will know God’s love and mercy; and that God will use you to build His kingdom.