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Psalm 100

A number of songs are based upon this brief Psalm - and for good reason.  Each line in rich in theology and truth.  Know the Lord is God.  It is He who made us.  Give thanks to Him and praise His name!  Read this passage carefully...

"Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth.  Worship the Lord with gladness; come before him with joyful songs.  Know that the Lord is God.  It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.  Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name.  For the Lord is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations."

God's love and faithfulness endure forever.  We will enter His gates with thanksgiving and praise.  We turn next to Psalm 101.  After the message of Psalm 100, this Psalm ought to be our response.  Read this passage carefully....

 

Psalm 101

"I will sing of your love and justice; to you, Lord, I will sing praise.  I will be careful to lead a blameless life— when will you come to me?  I will conduct the affairs of my house with a blameless heart.  I will not look with approvalon anything that is vile.  I hate what faithless people do; I will have no part in it.  The perverse of heart shall be far from me; I will have nothing to do with what is evil.  Whoever slanders their neighbor in secret, I will put to silence;whoever has haughty eyes and a proud heart, I will not tolerate.

My eyes will be on the faithful in the land, that they may dwell with me; the one whose walk is blameless will minister to me.  No one who practices deceitwill dwell in my house;  no one who speaks falsely will stand in my presence. Every morning I will put to silence all the wicked in the land;  I will cut off every evildoer from the city of the Lord."

As benefactors of God's love and justice, we ought to demonstrate our gratitude by modeling our life based upon God's nature.  Our actions ought to flow from a blameless heart.  We should turn away from whatever is vile or perverse, because such things are contrary to God's nature.

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Psalm 99

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Happy Easter!  The 99 Psalm is a short yet powerful reminder of who God is:  Holy, Just, and Worthy of praise.  It is a fitting tribute to this glorious day.

"The Lord reigns, let the nations tremble; he sits enthroned between the cherubim, let the earth shake.  Great is the Lord in Zion; he is exalted over all the nations.  Let them praise your great and awesome name— he is holy.

The King is mighty, he loves justice— you have established equity; in Jacob you have done what is just and right.  Exalt the Lord our God and worship at his footstool; he is holy.  Moses and Aaron were among his priests, Samuel was among those who called on his name; they called on the Lord and he answered them.  He spoke to them from the pillar of cloud; they kept his statutes and the decrees he gave them.

Lord our God, you answered them; you were to Israel a forgiving God,though you punished their misdeeds. Exalt the Lord our God and worship at his holy mountain, for the Lord our God is holy."

Exalt the LORD our God and worship Him, for He is Holy!  Happy Easter!

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