Jul 09

Commit, roll, cast, toss

Tag: Guidance,HumilityRLW3 @ 12:35 pm

Delight yourself also in the Lord, and He shall give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the LORD, trust also in Him, and He shall bring it to pass.  Psalm 37:4-5 (NKJV)

After we have “delighted ourselves in the Lord” and He has put His desires into our hearts, the Holy Spirit exhorts us to “commit our way to the Lord.”

The word translated commit means to “roll”. We are to roll our way onto the Lord. The same idea is communicated by the Holy Spirit in the New Testament:

Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time, casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.  1 Peter 5:6-7 (NKJV)

The word translated ‘casting’ means to throw upon (lit. or fig.). The same word is used in a natural, physical  application in Luke 19:35.

Then they brought him to Jesus. And they threw their own garments on the colt, and they set Jesus on him. Luke 19:35 (NKJV)

In the same way that they threw their garments on the colt, so we are to cast our cares upon the Lord, to ‘roll’ our way onto the Lord.

Leave a Reply