31:5 (1)

A Good Friday Meditation

Some thoughts on the Day of the Crucifixion of Jesus


Psalm 31:5: Into thine hand I commit my spirit: thou hast redeemed me, O LORD God of truth.


This Psalms prophetically contains the words that Christ spoke on the cross just before he died.  The verse also makes a prophetic statement that Christ himself has committed himself to God, El Emet, God of Truth.: “thou hast redeemed me, O LORD God of truth” that shows the commitment Christ had at His death to the God of Truth.  He totally committed Himself to the word/the covenant.  Thy word is truth (John 17:17).


The ancient meaning of Jehovah Elmet is: The deed that is done and revealed (to us) through the urging of the Strong leader, leading us to the mighty covenant—(the Truth).  Christ on the cross, committed himself to the very word He brought to us while He was on earth.  That word has life—life which overcame death.


As we examine Jehovah, El Emet, that name has a deep meaning, especially as we study what happened on the Cross of Calvary, when Jesus was crucified.  Through the death of Christ on the Cross, we have Christ committing Himself to life.  Today, Jesus is alive, and was seen by many witnesses after his resurrection, and is now seated on the right hand of God making a place (John 14:3) for us and making intercession (Hebrews 7:25) for us.  I should note, that if Jesus is making intercession for us, He is watching over us. 


The work of Jesus on the Cross of Calvary and meaning of this name provides a hope, a direction, and life for us which is found in the covenant that we have receive from the Almighty God.  (See also Jeremiah 29:11)


For further study on the name Jehovah El Emet—see also Day 30 Jehovah EL EMET Lord God of Truth  יְהוָ֗ה אֵ֣ל אֱמֶֽת in the group titled ‘Names of God’.

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