Psalm 100

This is the simple lesson I presented at the Hickory Creek Nursing Home this morning.  I hope it will be a simple reminder to you too.

Psalm 100

“Make a joyful noise unto the Lord”

Joyful, not crabby.       Joyful, not complaining. Noise, not silence.  Action toward the Lord and not as to man.

“all ye lands”

No one is exempt.  Everyone is involved.  It is an imperative.

“Serve the Lord with gladness”

The attitude is not, have to, but rather a pleasure, an opportunity.

“Come before His presence with singing”

Singing before the Lord is beautiful to His listening pleasure.  It does not need to be beautiful, it just needs to be singing even if you are making your own tune.

“Know ye that the Lord, He is God”

Remember the power of God; allow God to control your circumstances.

“It is He that hath made us and not we ourselves.  We are His people and the sheep of His pasture.”

We are God’s prized possession.  He is our Good Shepherd.

“Enter into His gates with thanksgiving and into His courts with praise”

Go to worship with a thankful spirit.  Always find praise for God.

“Be thankful unto Him and bless His Name”

Remember to count your blessings including all of the common things you may otherwise take for granted.  Blessing the name of God is a time of worshiping God for who He is.

“For the Lord is good.  His mercy is everlasting and His truth endureth to all generations.”

God’s Word has lasted and lasted, and never been proven to be untrue.  God’s promise of mercy is everlasting.  Never doubt God’s love.

 

We sang the Doxology after the lesson and it was so sweet to hear those dear people lift their voices, though some rather low and struggling, in praise with this old familiar song.  They truly praised God with all their hearts.

 

 

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4 Comments

  1. I’d like to reblog this next week.

    • Go right ahead, Jessica. It is open for anyone’s use too if they can use it in a class as a devotional.

  2. Glenda

    This is one of my favorite Psalms!! I am reminded of the time, MANY years ago, when our choir director was trying to get us to learn a song that wasn’t really that difficult. For some reason, we just couldn’t seem to get it right in one spot, and everyone, including the director, was getting very tense. Well, I just cannot let things alone, so I said, “The Lord just said to make a joyful noise, He didn’t say it had to be perfect!” Everyone started laughing, except for one guy who said, “That’s the WORST interpretation of that verse that I’ve every heard!” Well, the laughter helped folks to relax a bit, and within two more practices, we had the song right. We just need to remember that we are doing things for HIM, not for the approval of man. I’m not saying we shouldn’t do our very best, because we certainly should, but if we concentrate on the One Who made music and beauty, then we will be musical and beautiful in His ears and eyes. I’m sure this lesson was a tremendous blessing to those folks at Hickory Creek this morning, and I thank you for sharing it with us.

  3. There is great beauty in simplicity.

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