Psalm 100:2, 4 Serve the Lord with gladness; come before Him with joyful singing. Enter His gates w
How do you come before the Lord God? Afraid? Put out because you have to be at church following a long Saturday night? With reservation? Not really caring one way or the other? Eager? Psalm 100, although only five verses in length, is a most powerful psalm in which the writer is calling on all men to praise and worship the Lord. As a matter of fact, verse one calls on all the earth to shout joyfully to the Lord.
Reread the Scripture listed above and notice how we are to serve and approach Yahweh. In addition, pay close attention to how the true worshipper was to enter the Temple of God in Jerusalem, first through the gate, and then, into the courtyard. Praise and thanksgiving go hand in hand!
In verses three and five you will discover what is at the heart of authentic praise rising up to God from the humblest believer. Invite the Spirit of the living Christ to apply Psalm 100 to your prayer life, your study and application of the word, and to your worship, and be blessed! Even the most difficult of times, do not excuse the Christian from cultivating a life of praise for the God who has promised to never leave of forsake us.
I was glad when they said to me, Let us go to the house of the Lord!
All Praise to Father of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!