Mornings with God

Meditating on Psalm 34:2

“My soul shall make her boast in the Lord: the humble shall hear thereof, and be glad,” (Psalm 34:2).

Good morning,

Psalm 34 is one of my favorite Psalms so when I got to this chapter, I knew I’d have more than one devotion to write.

I’ve tried writing on different topics but no other topic brings me the joy and satisfaction I feel when I write about the Lord.  And that’s exactly what this verse is saying.  My soul boasts in the Lord.  My writings boast in the Lord.  Boast here means “to shine, to praise, be boastful, glory, to make a fool of, make into a fool, act like a mad man”.  I love these definitions because I don’t care if I look like a fool or mad woman when I’m praising the Lord, I’m still going to do it.  Why?  Because He’s been so good to me.

I know it’s a Christian cliche, but when I think back over my life I see the Lord’s love, protection, provision, and favor.  I’m going to boast, glory, and praise Him so that He can shine.  I don’t want to point people to Aretha.  I want to point people to Jesus.

What about you?  Are you comfortable boasting in the Lord?  I dare you to boast about Him today.  Make Him shine at home, at work, in the marketplace, even at the bank.  Exalt the Lord.  Tell of His goodness.  You won’t regret it.

~Aretha

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