Everyone, let's shout joyfully to the Lord.
Verse of the Day, February 23, 2021
Psalm 100:3 NASB "Know that the Lord Himself is God; it is He who has made us, and not we ourselves; we are His people and the sheep of his pasture."
The psalmist gives us the method and the reason we should give thanks to God. We give thanks by shouting praise to God's name. We acknowledge God as the God who made us. We are God's people because He made us and then redeemed us from our brokenness (100:3).
We thank God by serving with gladness (100:2). We serve God with gladness by singing joyful praises to his name (100:2). We sing praises to God's name by singing about him, his character, and his actions toward us. When we come before God in prayer, worship, or service, we should enter His presence with an attitude of gratitude (100:4).
The reason we serve God with an attitude of gratitude: "For the Lord is good; His lovingkindness is everlasting, And His faithfulness is to all generations (100:5).
O Lord, my God, I will sing how great You are, how amazing Your grace is, how even the birds sing at the sound of your voice, and about the joy we share when we tarry here, in your presence. Lord Jesus, you are good to me; your mercy and goodness are unending to me. My God and Savior, because You have been faithful to my ancestors, I know you will forever be faithful to my descendants and me. Lord Jesus, thank you now for the opportunities I will have to shout joyfully to You as I experience Your lovingkindness throughout the day. In Jesus' name, amen.