Psalm 100 Commentary

Psalm 100 Commentary

Worship the LORD With Gladness

You cannot be joyful without first having joy. And joy is the fruit of the Spirit. We easily understand why this ‘joy’ business is such a difficult thing in the world today. Of course, several joy imitations exist but real joy can only come from within a transformed soul.

Worship the LORD with gladness; come before Him with joyful songs. Confounding and probably also challenging. Our own worship sessions seem fully loaded with sorrowful souls hungry for vanities. They are also angry for not having the vanities they so fervently seek.

This psalm is calling us to a place of joyful worship. It helps to understand that the LORD has defined a menu for His own. There is pasture for God’s people. It is good; let them enjoy it. The backdrop of this call has all sorts of wrong and hurtful menus that never satisfy. They lead to more pain and suffering.

Taste and know that the LORD is good. Psalm 34 verse 8. The term is ‘taste’ and not ‘test’. Then you can be grateful that the LORD provided it. Thanksgiving flows naturally; so does praise.

When we enjoy a good meal out, we cannot wait to share the news with the next person we meet. We say great things about hotels, cars, football players, and just about everything else that brings us a sense of goodness. Humanity was designed for praise. Come, taste, and see that the LORD is good.

Then we can worship the LORD joyfully.

Contrary to common beliefs, the LORD is good. He is faithful continually.

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Published by Joseph Malekani

Joseph Malekani is a born-again Christian with a strong PAOG/Baptist background. He is heavily involved in student ministry with ZAFES – an IFES movement with focus on student ministry in Zambia. He is married to Audrey and they have two lovely children.

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