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July 28, 2020

July 28th, 20

July 28th, 20

Daily Radio Bible Podcast

Soul Talk

Today’s reading are Isaiah 57-59, Psalm 103 and II Peter 3.  We are reading from the New Living Translation.

How about we have a little ‘soul talk’?  Sometimes our soul needs a good talking to.  We need to develop the habit of speaking to our soul.  In Psalm 103, some translations say,

Bless the Lord, O my soul, And all that is within me, bless His holy name. Bless the Lord, O my soul, And forget none of His benefits; (Ps 103:1-2 NASB)

The Psalmist then goes through the list, checking things off, one after another.  In effect he is saying, Remember, Soul, this is what He’s done.  You must bless Him, Soul.  Remember, he has healed you.  He forgives you. He redeems you. He crowns you with love. He satisfies you.  He renews your strength. He vindicates the oppressed. He makes his ways known.  On and on, the writer lists things that he wants his soul to know and remember.  

When we speak to our soul the focus moves off of us and is placed on Him.  Did you notice that?  Look at what He has done, not what you have done – whether it’s the mess you’ve made or the virtues you’ve displayed.  Shift the focus off of you and onto Him.  When we practice ‘soul talk’ we are really doing ‘gospel talk’.  We’re speaking the Gospel – God’s good Word –  into our lives.  We need a good soul talk every day. Every day we need to speak the Gospel into our lives.  We also need others to speak the Gospel into our souls.  Let’s do that for each other.  Let’s shift our eyes off of ourselves and onto Christ and others. Then we can speak hope, life, and the Gospel, not only to ourselves but to the souls of those around us. – our family, our church, our friends.

Are you feeling discouraged, afraid, condemned?  Give yourself a good soul talk.  Speak the Gospel to your soul.  List the things that God has done for you.  Recite the ways in which he has shown mercy and grace to you.  Re-read Psalm 103.  Write these things out. Develop the habit of speaking to your soul, daily, letting  the good news of the Gospel seep down into the roots of your life.