Key Scripture: Psalm 100:1-5 “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.”
When God’s people gather together weekly for worship, we pause to reorient our hearts and focus solely on God. We do this because when we assemble, we come to worship the one true living God. After all, He alone is worthy of our worship. The Psalmist points out a few things to be aware of as we individually and corporately worship God.
We see that all of the earth is called to worship the Creator. We know that we are given an opportunity to serve the Lord with glad hearts. We are invited into His presence to worship Him. We are reminded of who He is and what He has done for us. He is alone is our God, our Father, and our Shepherd. Because of this, our proper response is that we would give thanks to Him and bless His name. God alone is good; His faithfulness and His steadfast love cannot be matched.
Questions to Consider:
Does the reality of who God is and what He has done for us as His children cause you to worship Him in the way the Psalmist notes in this passage? Do you have a personal relationship with God? Can you say that you are His child? When you gather with God’s people corporately, do you come prepared to worship God with a thankful heart?
Thank you, Lord, for who You are and for Your faithfulness, steadfast love, and loving care for me.
Help me, Lord, to worship You with a thankful heart and help me to share Your goodness with those around me.