Daily In His Presence Devotional ByBro. Matthew Jesus

“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.

When Jesus offered that prayer as His last word from the cross, He willingly gave up His life. He wasn’t fighting back, or resisting it. He was simply entrusting His spirit to the care and keeping of God.

Our text says that Jesus called those words out with a loud voice, but it wasn’t a cry of desperation like we heard earlier, when He said, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” (Mark 15:34). Nor was it a shout of triumph like His words yesterday “TETELESTAI”! “It is finished”! No, these were simply words of trust, calmly spoken in a loud, confident voice.

Remember the other day, Jesus had told His disciples, “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down HIS life for the sheep… The reason my Father loves me is that I lay down my life, only to take it up again. No one takes it from me, but I lay it down of my own accord.”

Brethren, Jesus wasn’t forced to do anything for us. What He did for you and I, He did willingly.

He chose on His own to lay down His life as a sacrifice for His people everywhere. We see that willingness in His final words from the cross: “Father, into your hands I commit my spirit.”

What a Savior!


Lord God, thank you that Jesus gave his life for us without reservation! Thank you, Jesus, for choosing obedience so that we may have life! Amen.

Father, help me to trust you completely. Remind me that I can trust you with my entire life. In Jesus Mighty Name Amen.

Father, let there be open heaven over the assignment that you’ve committed to my trust. The same way you opened the heavens upon your Son Jesus, open the heavens upon me in Jesus Mighty Name Amen.

Oh Lord, cause your light to shine upon my life and make men and women both from far and near come to the rising of my light in the name of Jesus Amen.

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