"Jesus called out with a loud voice, 'Father, into your hands I commit my spirit.'"
(LUKE 23:46)

Luke 23:44-49

What would we do if one day at noon the whole world went dark? We’d stumble around, trying to remember where we left our flashlights. We’d be frantic, calling each other on our cell phones and trying to figure out what went wrong.

On the day Jesus was crucified, the sun stopped shining for three hours. It wasn’t a momentary blip that people could dismiss. It was three long hours. People must have been terrified, crying, clinging to each other – the Bible doesn’t say. But one thing was clear: the Lord brought darkness upon the earth. Jesus was about to die. At last, quoting Psalm 31:6, He cried, “Father, into your hands I commit my spirit.”

He died quoting Scripture, just as He began His earthly ministry by quoting Scripture to Satan in the desert (see Matthew 4:1-11). Store God’s Word in your heart so it is at the ready for whatever you face each day. And let it remind you of your Savior who freely gave Himself for you, buying a true reunion between you and Him with the outrageous price of His precious blood.




Scripture Focus

Luke 23:44-49

Insight

"MAN DOES NOT LIVE ON BREAD ALONE, BUT ON EVERY WORD THAT COMES FROM THE MOUTH OF GOD."
(MATTHEW 4:4)

Bible In A Year

  • Joshua 5-6
  • Psalm 99
  • Acts 23