Friday – “my Spirit”
“And Jesus called out with a loud voice, ‘Father, into your hands I entrust my spirit.’ Saying this, he breathed his last.”
– Luke 23:46 (CSB)
Jesus’ final two words “my spirit”. Isn’t it funny how much attention we give to our bodies, while we are healthy? We worry about our weight, our hair ladies – color, men – keeping it (on their head and not gaining it elsewhere), how tall we are, our skin tone, the clothes we wear, etc. Is it not true? Because of this grave concern, we go to the gym, buy hair products, diet, sunbathe, etc. We care so much about our body; until we no longer have a use for it. Then, it is simply discarded. Jesus didn’t say “I entrust my body”, but “I entrust my spirit.” When our time comes and death is at hand, we will care less about our appearance and what will happen to our body; however, it will be of tremendous concern, what will happen to our spirit/soul. In fact, the Bible teaches that one day we will have a new, eternal body and it will look nothing like we do now.
So today, consider your spirit – which is eternal. Have you entrusted your spirit to God? There is nothing more important in this world than being confident in your eternal salvation. If you have entrusted God with your spirit, then what about everything else? Have you given Him complete surrender?
In today’s time of prayer, what is on your heart and mind that you need to entrust to God?
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