Psalms 31:5

The scripture for today is Psalms 31:5


Psalms 31:5 Into thine hand I commit my spirit: thou hast redeemed me, O LORD God of truth.


Jesus quoted the first part of this verse as He died on the cross. It was not a declaration of defeat; it was a declaration of victory. He had come to the end of His mission and having fulfilled all that the Father desired, He entrusted Himself back to the Father. As David wrote these words in the Psalms, he also expressed faith in the Lord's victory. His redemption was assured, not through his own works, but through grace and the sacrifice of Christ which was yet to come. He was saved by looking to God who was the source of redemption. God's plan of redemption was at work even then. "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. Without reservation the good man yields himself to his heavenly Father's hand; it is enough for him to be there; it is peaceful living and glorious dying to repose in the care of heaven. At all times we should commit and continue to commit our all to Jesus' sacred care, 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 base for confidence. David had not known Calvary as we have done, 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 a God of veracity, faithful to His promises, and gracious to His saints; He will not turn away from His people." The Treasury of David


In times of trouble, such as David was experiencing, or at the time of death as Christ was experiencing, the only place to look is to God. Our trust is in Him regardless of what is going on around us or what we are feeling physically. "My attitude as a saint, to sorrow and difficulty, is not to ask that they may be prevented, but to ask that I may preserve the self that God created me to be through every fire of sorrow. Our Lord received Himself in the fire of sorrow, He was saved not from the hour, but out of the hour." Oswald Chambers


God bless you as you continue in His service.