by Tammy Phillips
February 21, 2021

My soul makes its boast in the LORD; The humble and downtrodden will hear it and rejoice… (Psalms 34:2 NKJV)

This verse could be our mission statement every morning.  Translated it means something like this to me.  “Hey, look at God! Isn’t He something? We have to tell everybody about how good He is.  He will change your life.  He is something else”

Seriously, let’s look at a couple of words from Psalm 34.  First, “boast” translated is halal…like hallelujah.  It means to be brilliant; to be clear; to shine; to flash forth light; to make a show; to act foolish; to rave; to celebrate; to commend; glory; praise.

We really should not boast about anything other than God because He is really the only thing worthy of our hallelujah’s.

“What scope there is for holy boasting in Jehovah! His person, attributes, covenant, promises, works, and a thousand things besides, are all incomparable, unparalleled, and matchless”- Charles Spurgeon

And, whomever we come in contact with, benefits from our hallelujah’s. The greatest thing about acting a fool for God is its life-changing:

The downtrodden…
The afflicted…
The depressed…
The occupied…
The brow-beaten…
The Eeyore’s of the world…

will HEAR about our God and rejoice!

When we boast in Him, the sad turns glad.
When we boast in Him, the humble rejoice.

Samach is the Hebrew word for rejoice. It literally means to brighten up.

I enCOURAGE you to continually boast, praise and glory in the Lord because your “extra” literally brightens the days of others. 

2 thoughts on “BOAST in the LORD”

  1. ❤❤❤ So good!!! Meditating on what you said grows inside me and this morning I realize that, when we allow The Word to infiltrate and absorb our being , exactly what you say is manifested. The Word is living, active, and life-changing. We only need to be obedient to read, believe, and allow its work in us. It is a miracle! He is a miracle living inside us transforming us from the inside out.

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