Today’s word for April 7, 2011

Into your hands I commit my spirit;
deliver me, LORD, my faithful God.
Psalm 31:5

It is very important, even in the toughest times that we have to pass through, that we always seek strength in the power of the Word of God. Our beloved Lord Jesus, during the last hours of His redemptive work, sought encouragement in the perfect word. The same Word that became flesh, “who being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage;” in the midst of his agony sought support in the power of God’s promises by quoting portions of the Bible, that until that moment no one knew they were of messianic nature. The latest words out of his dry mouth were: “Into your hands I commit my spirit.” At the height of the substitutory work, in the most difficult and darkest moment, at the point where the plan gestated since before the creation of the universe was to achieve its main objective, few seconds before defeating sin once and for all, our beloved Savior closed the first part of the most important episode in the history of creation with a quote from the holy scriptures.

If the Almighty sought support in His own promises to keep His spirit high in the midst of the painful and bloody battle against sin, why we do not do the same to behave as true children of God? Never stop brandishing, therefore, the sword of the Spirit, which is a most formidable weapon against the lies and attacks of the enemy and our defense in times of great distress and need. Daily, without failing, let us seek rest for our souls in the inexhaustible source of the glorious word of God. To God alone is the glory!


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