Sunday, August 19, 2012

August 19, Day 232 - Psalm 100

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This is a very special Psalm to me. It was the foundation scripture for my Philosophy of Ministry paper I wrote before I graduated from seminary.

One the cool things about this Psalm is it tells us what to do:
  • Shout with Joy
  • Worship with Gladness
  • Come before Him
  • Singing with Joy
  • Acknowledge the Lord is God
WHY? (most translations have a for at this point)
He made us, and we are his. We are his people, the sheep of his pasture.

Then we get more instructions:

  • Enter His gates with thanksgiving
  • Enter His courts with praise
  • Give thanks
  • Praise His name
For the Lord is good. His unfailing love continues forever and his faithfulness continues to each generation.

Have a blessed Sunday!


  1. "Psalm 100:3 As in an alternate reading in the Masoretic Text; the other alternate and some ancient versions read and not we ourselves."

    I learn something new everyday. Today, I learned what the Masoretic Text is after looking it up.

    And, yes, this is a beautiful Psalm.

  2. I smile when I read this Psalm. I so hear our little girl reciting this to us in her soft little voice as I read it. She is now 26, but I still remember...

    Psalm 100
    A Psalm of praise.

    Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands. Serve the Lord with gladness: come before his presence with singing. 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. Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name. For the Lord is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations.

    I even hear the little pauses for a breath ~*~ what joy these Words bring. Her class said it in unison together. ~*~ Bless His Name.