Daily Archives: February 6, 2011

Body and Soul

Psalm 42: 5-6a

Why are you downcast, O my soul?  Why so disturbed within me?  Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God. NIV

I would imagine that everyone, at one time or another, has talked to himself.  Whether it’s a reminder of something you must do before going home, or a stern discussion that might start, “Why did you do that?” I’m pretty sure almost everyone has had at least conversation with his inner self.

I love this little snippet of dialogue between the Psalmist and his soul.  I love this his advice is spot on — “Put your hope in God!”

He then goes on to say, as if speaking for the body, “for I will yet praise him.”

Even at times when his soul is uncertain or downcast, he will still open his mouth to praise the one true God, our Savior.

I will praise Him, body and soul.

That’s what I’ll think about today.

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