Today we will be dealing with Psalm 100 meaning verse by verse. Psalm 100 is one of the many Psalms in the scripture that lay heavy emphasis on praising God. As humans, we can not undermine the power of praises. Everything about the relationship of King David and God make us know that God truly loves praises. King David was regarded as a man after God’s heart not because he was a great king of Isreal, but because he understood the heart of praises and he never relent in praising God.
We as believers too must imbibe the spirit of praises. God is God and only Him deserve our praises. Let’s quickly highlight the book of Psalm 100 with its meaning verse by verse.
Make a joyful shout to the Lord, all you lands! Serve the Lord with gladness; Come before His presence with singing.
The first verse says make a joyful noise to the lord all you lands. The word land in this context doesn’t mean the ground. Some translation of the bible uses earth, people, nation instead of land. It is important to know that the word land here means more than the physical ground that is used for planting of crops or rearing of animals. Land in this context means the people and the entire nation.
How can the entire nation of people make a joyful noise to the lord? It is because God has given us the charge to ensure that the entire generation of people comes to the realization that God is the greatest. The scripture in the book of Matthew 28:19-20 Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen.
We have been given the charge to make discipleship of all nations. We have the task of bringing them to Christ. Jesus said to his disciples dominate till I come. We have been given the capacity to operate in high realm. When we teach the people about God, darkness will be drive out of the land and the entire congregation of people can make a joyful noise to the lord who has saved them from the damnation of sin and death.
Serve the lord gladness, come to His presence with singing. In our duty of praising God, must come to His presence with singing and into his court with gladness in our hearts.
Know that the Lord, He is God;
It is He who has made us, and not we ourselves;
We are His people and the sheep of His pasture.
This is also in the place of teaching and disciplining the people about God. We must know that the lord, He is God. God is the one that made us and not ourselves. Everything we have in life is from the Lord. We do not own anything. The scripture makes us understand that every good thing come from the lord.
When we understand this, it will help us overcome the spirit of pride in our heart. We will understand that all that we have is given to us by God. And we are to serve God by blessing humanity. The second verse states that we his people and we are sheep of his pasture. Christ is the shepherd, we are the sheep. This depict that God watch over us even when we do not know.
He is the shepherd and we are his sheep’s. He takes care of us and ensure that no harm come near us. God protect us from the wolves of life that may enter into the midst of the sheep to devour them. The grace of God is sufficient and his protection is always over us. This further explains why we must praise God, because He is the great shepherd that ensures that none of the sheep goes missing.
Enter into His gates with thanksgiving,
And into His courts with praise.
Be thankful to Him, and bless His name.
For the Lord is good;
His mercy is everlasting,
And His truth endures to all generations.
The scripture says be worry for nothing but in everything through supplications prayer and thanksgiving make your request known to Him. God appreciate the praises of His people. When we thank God for a particular thing that He has done for us, it opens door for more things to be done. We should not be worry when we are in the presence of the Lord. Worrying while in God’s presence only shows our lack of faith that God is above all situations.
The scripture says enter into His gates with thanksgivings and into His court with praises. When we are in the presence of God, nothing else matters. Because we are at the source of creation where everything is made. The subsequent verse says be thankful to the lord and bless his name. We must endeavor to always thank the lord, not only for he will do but for the things He has done. The lord is good and His mercy is everlasting and his truth is from one generation to another.
The mercy of the lord is everlasting. The mercy of the lord is a covenant between God and man. When God had covenant with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, He extended the genuinity of His covenants to the children of Isreal. When God makes a promise, He will definitely fulfill it. The scripture makes us understand that God is not a man to lie neither is He the son of man to repent. He honours His word fat beyond His name.
We must praise God because He is not a man to tell lie neither is He the son of man to repent. We must thank Him for His grace, mercy and favour us as humans and sheep in His pasture. God name be praised always.