Spurgeon: August PM* 08/27/PM
"Into Thine hand I commit my spirit: Thou hast redeemed me, O
Lord God of truth."
These words have been frequently used by holy men in their
hour of departure. We may profitably consider them this evening.
The object of the faithful man's solicitude in life and death is
not his body or his estate, but his spirit; this is his choice
treasure--if this be safe, all is well. What is this mortal
state compared with the soul? The believer commits his soul to
the hand of his God; it came from Him, it is His own, He has
aforetime sustained it, He is able to keep it, and it is most
fit that He should receive it. 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. It is
peaceful living, and glorious dying, to repose in the care of
heaven. At all times we should commit our all to Jesus' faithful
hand; 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 basis 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 faithful to His promises, and
gracious to His saints; He will not turn away from His people.
"Though Thou slay me I will trust,
Praise Thee even from the dust,
Prove, and tell it as I prove,
Thine unutterable love.
Thou mayst chasten and correct,
But Thou never canst neglect;
Since the ransom price is paid,
On Thy love my hope is stay'd."