“My soul shall make her boast in the Lord: the humble shall hear thereof, and be glad” (Psalm 34:2).
Psalm 34 is one of my favorite Psalms, so I knew I’d have more than one devotion to write when I got to this chapter.
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 precisely 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 a madwoman 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 I see the Lord’s love, protection, provision, and favor when I think back over my life. 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.