READING: Psalm 100
Psalm 100 is one of my favorite psalms, simply because it so strongly focuses on praising the Lord. The cry of our heart should be for all the nations to “shout triumphantly to the Lord” (Psa 100:1), singing His praises and expressing their gratitude. We should serve Him with joy in our heart, knowing that we’re “his people, the sheep of his pasture” (Psa 100:3). He loves us and leads us as His flock; indeed, He loves us with a “faithful love” that “endures forever” (Psa 100:5). Generation after generation—including those who’ve gone before us and those who will come after us—are the objects of His adoration.
“We are,” the text says, “his” (Psa 100:3)—a powerful word of affirmation and grace.
So, today, I cannot do much more than halt my typing and just praise the Lord God. Would you join me in the same, perhaps by following the model of Psalm 100?
Let the whole earth shout triumphantly to the Lord!
Serve the Lord with gladness; come before him with joyful songs.
Acknowledge that the Lord is God.
He made us, and we are his—his people, the sheep of his pasture.
Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise.
Give thanks to him and bless his name.
For the Lord is good, and his faithful love endures forever; his faithfulness, through all generations.
PRAYER: “I praise You today, Lord, for You are good.”
TOMORROW’S READING: Psalm 150