Jesus our God was completely in submission to his Father , who is also our father and our God.
Even in death, he was so. What a worthy example it is for us to emulate.
"Into Thine hand I commit my spirit: Thou hast redeemed me, O Lord God of truth."-Psalm 31:5
These words have been frequently used by holy men in their hour of departure. The object of the
faithful man's solicitude in life and death is not his body or his estate, but his spirit; this
is his choice treasure-if this be safe, all is well. What is this mortal state compared with the
soul? The believer commits his soul to the hand of his God; it came from Him, it is His own, He
has aforetime sustained it, He is able to keep it, and it is most fit that He should receive it.
All things are safe in Jehovah's hands; what we entrust to the Lord will be secure, both now and
in that day of days towards which we are hastening. It is peaceful living, and glorious dying, to
repose in the care of heaven.
At all times we should commit our all to Jesus' faithful hand;
then, though life may hang on a thread, and adversities may multiply as the sands of the sea, our
soul shall dwell at ease, and delight itself in quiet resting places.
"Thou hast redeemed me, O Lord God of truth." Redemption is a solid basis for confidence. David
had not known Calvary as we have known, but temporal redemption cheered him; and shall not eternal
redemption yet more sweetly console us? Past deliverances are strong pleas for present
assistance. What the Lord has done He will do again, for He changes not. He is faithful to His
promises, and gracious to His saints; He will not turn away from His people.
If you believe in him this words will give you strength.
"Though Thou slay me I will trust,
Praise Thee even from the dust,
Prove, and tell it as I prove,
Thine unutterable love.
Thou mayst chasten and correct,
But Thou never canst neglect;
Since the ransom price is paid,
On Thy love my hope is stay'd."