Luke 23:46Then Jesus, calling out with a loud voice, said, “Father, into your hands I commit my spirit!” And having said this he breathed his last.
The life of Jesus teaches us much about obedience to our Father in heaven and complete trust in him. Jesus lived each day of his life in accordance with God’s will He lived a purposeful life.
Up to his death, Jesus was obedient to the Father and had full confidence in him. Jesus’ final moments showed his desire to rest in the hands of his Heavenly Father, as he confidently laid down his life, doing so of his own accord (John 10:17-18).
Jesus died willingly. Jesus died confidently. He was prepared to face death in obedience to God and completely trusting in him. Through his willful death, he fulfilled prophecy and accomplished the will of the Father. His last words were a shout of victory that the work was finished and the veil was torn.
The death of Jesus is not a story of him being the victim of the cross. On the contrary, his death speaks of triumph and vigor. Jesus’ victorious death allows us to have God’s forgiveness. The obedience and confidence modeled by Jesus paved the way for us to have eternal life. The finished work of Jesus on the cross enables us to freely access our Heavenly Father.
Let us always approach the throne of grace with confidence and in obedience to the One who died willingly. Let us constantly give praise and honor to the One who died confidently so that we may live.
Thank you Jesus for choosing to die for us. Thank you for your obedience to God the Father and your confidence in him. As we live our lives, direct us to always put our full and complete trust in Christ alone. Remind us to forever commit our spirit into your hands. Amen.