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44 It was now about noon, and darkness came over the whole land until three, 45 because the sun’s light failed. The curtain of the sanctuary was split down the middle. 46 And Jesus called out with a loud voice, “Father, into your hands I entrust my spirit.”,r Saying this, he breathed his last.
Christian Standard Bible. (2017). (). Nashville, TN: Holman Bible Publishers.

Into your hand I commit my spirit.

You have redeemed me, O Yahweh, faithful God.

This line from Psalm 31:5 is said to have often been recited at the period of the evening offering—about the time of Jesus’ death. (Roman readers might, but probably would not, have read this verse in the light of a Roman custom in which the nearest of kin receives the dying person’s breath in his own mouth, ensuring the spirit’s survival.)

Sacrifice is THE
In the Old Testament the entire priesthood revolved around sacrifice — this ritualistic bent towards religion and religious practice demonstrated on the daily basis that life was taken away from one, which allowed for life to remain in another. This wasn’t the whole point of God’s relationship to mankind, but rather the relationship
Oh don’t get me wrong
The safest place in the whole wide world
Is in the will of God;
Though trials be great, and the way seems hard, It's in the will of God... It may be on a mountain peak, or in the valley low, But wherever, wherever, wherever, wherever it may be, If God says "Go, " oh, go, go...
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