Praise of the soul…

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Psalm 30:11 You have turned my mourning into dancing; you have taken off my sackcloth and clothed me with joy, 12 so that my soul may praise you and not be silent. O Lord my God, I will give thanks to you forever. 

The NRSV translation attributes Psalm 30 to David – expressing gratitude for recovery from illness. I’m particularly taken by the phrase “so that my soul may praise you and not be silent”. There’s the kind of praise that is visible on the outside and then there’s praise of the soul. It’s praise in the deepest part of our being, in the seed of eternity planted in human beings by our eternal God. Today I’m asking myself what it looks like for me to praise the Lord in my soul. Lord teach me as you once taught David. Amen.

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