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International Bible Study: Psalms 100

Psalms 100: Make a Joyful Noise !

International Bible Study Group

Immaculate Nalubega of Uganda writes:

According to Psalms 100, God loves a cheerful worshipper. Regardless of our situation we ought to worship God whole heartedly. We owe our very lives to God and so have to thank him whenever we come into his presence. For he is a faithful God who is able to do exceedingly and abundantly above all that we can ever ask for. God loves a cheerful giver. W e ought to give him our praise and worship with a joyful heart. If you praise and worship whole heartedly, it closes you mind to all the bad things in your life and you get to be happy because of God love. For in the presence of God there is the fullness of joy.

IN MY COMMUNITY: A few people can worship in spirit and in truth. Many put there circumstances in the front and fail to get into the presence of God. They miss out on the fullness of joy and peace that surpasses all understanding that could have been found in the presence of God. because their minds and hearts are burdened by the problems in their lives.

In worship, some lift up there hands in owe of God, some knee down and lift their hands, other wave their hands from side to side wheras others just close their eyes and meditate on God's goodness.And that has made all the difference

********************************************************** John of New York shares: When we move away from the social aspects of community worship to a worship that begins with a connection with the Spirit of God, so available to the Christian, we are open to a new, celebratory worship. I find that when I begin worship, in the sanctuary with prayer, then the hymns I sing are more impactful, that I discern the message from scripture and the pulpit more completely.

In Psalms 100 we read "Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands. Serve the Lord with gladness: come before his presence with singing ... enter into his gates with thanksgiving ... be thankful unto him and bless his name."

The call of the Psalmist is clear: enter the sanctuary with a heart of thanksgiving and your songs will be more energized and your heart will be filled with gladness. It is a promise that we will be filled with hope, regardless of what is happening around us, when we enter God's house with a prayerful attitude and an open heart.

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