Psalm 100, KJV
1Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all ye lands.2Serve the LORD with gladness: come before his presence with singing.3Know 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.4Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.5For the LORD is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations.
The Lord is good….even when we experience bad things. We must remember that God is a spirit and when we worship Him it is to be done in spirit and in truth, not just because of flattering surroundings or favorable conditions. Our praises should not be conditional. What would it be like if God treated us that way in answering prayers? His goodness rains on the just and the unjust and at some point in time we were all unjust. Thank God He’s not like man.
Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, serve Him with gladness. This means to come to Him because you desire a meaningful relationship…not to just go through the motions of seeking Him only when you want something. Come to Him because you know He’s a burden bearer, not just so others can see you in the “church building”. You sing to the Lord to usher in His presence….He inhabits the praises of His people. He lives there. And in living there, that means that He is fulfilling what He (Jesus) spoke when He was in the flesh, “Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil,” Matthew 5:17, KJV.
His truth endures forever. Think about it, this is the only book that is still on the lips of people today as it was thousands of years ago. God has been spoken of in the days of Daniel as the Old Testament was being written and it is today as the Old and New Testament is being distributed. For the scripture says His truth endures to all generations.