By Pastor Dr. Ronnie W. Wolfe
For the soul to be in one's own hands is for the soul to be vulnerable to all kinds of possibilities of death, for we are at the mercy of many wiles of the devil and many happenstances (if there are such things). It is as though no one is guarding our life or protecting us from harm or death. If my soul is in my hand, I have no authority over death and am susceptible to calamities that may come upon me at any time.
But the law of God gives promise of protection to those who trust and love him. His law (the Scriptures) tell us that he will never leave us nor forsake us (Heb. 13:5). The Scriptures also tell us that there is no condemnation to them who are in Christ Jesus (Rom. 8:1).
Thus our trust must be in God, our confidence in his word (his law). His law is the only assurance that we have. If God has no law, then we have no assurance of life here or in eternity; but, if the word of God is his law, then we do have a hope that lies within us (Col. 1:17).