Psalm 100: Make a Joyful Noise!
By Jacob Mock
This week our Bible reading plan brings us to Psalm 100, which is a brief five verses:
“Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth! Serve the Lord with gladness! Come into his presence with singing! Know that the Lord, he is God! It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.
Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise! Give thanks to him; bless his name!
For the Lord is good; his steadfast love endures forever, and his faithfulness to all generations.”
I see the beginning of this Psalm as a call to worship. The author is calling the whole earth to make a joyful noise to God! Singing and praising God is something that we as the Church should do every day, not just on Sundays. We have so many reasons to praise and worship the Lord. Take a moment and count your blessings! Think about all that God has done for you. Think of His provision and protection over your life. Think about His goodness. Most importantly, think about the gospel of Jesus Christ! As you think about all these things, allow your thankfulness to overflow as praises to the Lord. Our thankfulness should also overflow as service to God. We are not called to be spectators of God’s work, we are called to participate in it! So let’s serve the Lord and be glad!
We can be confident that God is exactly who He says He is. He made you and me, and that makes us His! Aren’t you thankful that the God of the universe created you and calls you His own? As you begin your week, don’t forget to spend time thanking God for all He’s done. Psalm 100 reminds us that God truly is good, His love is steadfast, His love endures forever, and He is faithful! Spend some time reflecting on how God has shown you His love, goodness, and faithfulness in your life. And don’t forget to be thankful!