The Psalms help us understand how to worship God. This week we will look at Psalms 101 (Preparation for worship), 100 (Worship through service), 99 (Worship through exaltation), and 98 (Worship through song).
Each of these Psalms build on each other.
Worship through service Psalm 100
“Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands.2 Serve the Lord with gladness: come before his presence with singing.3 Know ye that the Lord he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.4 Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.5 For the Lord is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations.”
Once our hearts are cleansed from sin, we are now ready to serve the Lord. It is God’s desire that we serve Him with gladness. Not out of compulsion, but love.
Our service should be motivated by the fact that He created us, we are His people, the sheep of His pasture, and that He sent His Son Jesus to pay the sin debt we could not pay with His precious, perfect blood.
Now that we are cleansed from sin, serving the Lord, then we will be able to “…exalt…” Him. Psalm 99 will explain how.
Tom Stearns, WASI Chaplain, 907 715-4001