Psalm 31

“Into your hand, I commit my spirit; you have redeemed me, O Lord, faithful God.” (Psalm 31:5)

While we may associate this verse and thought with the words of Jesus, we need to understand that the writer of the psalm felt this truth personally. What the psalmist and Jesus did we can do. We may not reach this point in life easy because as humans we want to be in control of things, especially our life. We may feel we have figured it out and can take care of ourselves but deep down we know it’s not true.

It’s not in man that walks to guide his steps. We are blind to the future, and so the truth is, we don’t have a clue where to step next. Humans are the blind leading the blind. Jesus tried to warn us about that. We walk in darkness and cannot see the dangers in front of us. Jesus is the light of God, sent to show us the way if we will commit ourselves to Him.

We cannot redeem ourselves, and neither can anyone else redeem us. We have neither the price nor the ability to bring about our own redemption. God does and God will if we commit to Him and let Him have His way with us.

The psalmist reminds us that our Lord is a faithful God. You cannot trust anything or anyone of this world. This world and its inhabitants are marred and live in darkness. Nothing earthly can save us nor will anything earthly even try. This world is headed for destruction and so are its denizens unless they turn to God and commit their souls into His keeping. God has said and therefore God will.

Task for Today: Turn loose. Let go. Give it up. Put yourself in the hands of a redeeming God who will not because He cannot, fail you. Unlike the world, God will be faithful in His care of your spirit. You’ll be in good hands!

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