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.
Sometimes when I read a passage of Scripture, I see a lesson. Sometimes it’s a story. Or it may reveal an aspect of God’s character.
It’s the verbs.
Shout for joy. Worship. Come before Him. Know. Enter. Give thanks. Praise.
These are all part of a response, but to what? The psalmist has saved the best for last: “For the Lord is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations.”
No matter who you are or what your week has held, God’s love for you endures, and He is faithful.
Whether you need to turn to Him, confessing some sin, or cling to Him, confessing your need, He is faithful.
Whether you are shouting with joy right now or sighing in sorrow, He is faithful.
So shout, or worship, or come before Him. Know Him, give thanks, sing praise.
Because a God so wonderful, so loving, so good, calls forth a response.