Psalms 100 - Praise and Thanksgiving to Jesus!!!

Psalms 100 (KJV) Make a joyful noise unto 
the LORD, all ye lands. 2 Serve the LORD with 
gladness: come before his presence with singing. 3 
Know ye that the LORD he is God: it is he that 
hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his 
people, and the sheep of his pasture. 4 Enter into 
his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts 
with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his 
name. 5 For the LORD is good; his mercy is 
everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations.  


   The hymn "Old Hundredth" ("All People 
That on Earth Do Dwell") is based on this psalm, 
as is the familiar "Doxology." Thanking the 
Lord is something we must do with our lives as 
well as with our lips. How shall we do it? 
   By serving (2). "Enter to worship-depart 
to serve" should be written clearly above the 
door to the church sanctuary. Too many people 
serve themselves and not the Lord, and too often 
we do not serve the Lord "with gladness." The 
Lord loves a cheerful servant. 
   By submitting (3). As creatures, we 
submit to the Creator who made us. As sheep, we 
submit to the Shepherd who died for us and now 
leads us in His paths. He not only made us, but He 
is making us as we yield to Him (Eph. 2:10). 
Submission means fulfillment. 
   By sacrificing (4-5). As priests, we are 
privileged to offer spiritual sacrifices to the Lord (1 
Pet. 2:5). They include our songs of praise (Heb. 
13:15), good works (Heb. 13:18), and material gifts 
(Phil. 4:15-18). Because of who He is (v. 5) and 
what He does for us, He is certainly worthy of 
our joyful thanks. [Chapter by Chapter Bible 
Commentary by Warren Wiersbe] 

What Happens When We Praise God?
   Perhaps no book exemplifies the spirit of 
praise and worship more than the Book of Psalms. It 
records more verses of praise than any other book of 
the Bible. Obviously, God wants the praises of 
His people. 
   God tells us to give Him thanks in 
everything (1 Thess. 5:18), even when things press 
against our souls. We may not understand what is 
happening; we may never understand. But God's will in 
each circumstance is that we praise and thank 
   But why? It's because praise is the 
clearest and most direct means by which you declare 
your dependence on God. It repeats your trust in 
Him in the midst of darkness. It confesses your 
allegiance and devotion to the One who was crucified 
for you and to whom you are eternally joined. 
   Consider a few of the specific benefits 
we derive from praising the Lord: 
   Praise magnifies God: Praise puts our 
focus on God, not on our problems. God's power, 
presence, and ability transform our thinking. 
   Praise humbles us: When we worship God, 
we gain a right view of ourselves.  
Praise deflates excess pride and ego. We 
gain a healthy self-image, based on God's view of 
us. By removing pride, praise strengthens us 
against temptation. 
   Praise reveals our devotion to God: If I 
love Christ, I will praise Him. If He has first 
place in my life, I will honor Him with worship 
and thanksgiving. 
   Praise motivates us to holy living: 
Praise opens our hearts to want to live the way God 
desires"holy and separated unto Him, to do His will above 
our own, to want to be like Him more than like 
anyone else. The more we worship Him, the more like 
Him we will become. 
   Praise increases our joy: Joy is the 
constant companion of praise. If we feel depressed or 
discouraged, praising God will soon bring us joy. 
   Praise establishes our faith: The greater 
we see our God, the smaller we see our 
   Praise elevates our emotions: Worry, 
fear, and doubt cannot survive for long in an 
atmosphere of praise. 
   If you want to see a difference in your 
relationship with Christ and in your walk with Him, start 
to praise Him today. Continue even when you 
feel prone to give up. Commit yourself to a life 
of praise and fellowship with Jesus"and 
experience the fullness of what God means by "joy." 
[Life Principles SB By Charles Stanley re Psalms 


All the paternal love which has come down 
from generation to generation through the channel 
of human hearts, all the springs of tenderness 
which have opened in the souls of men, are but as 
a tiny rill to the boundless ocean when 
compared with the infinite, exhaustless love of God.  
Tongue cannot utter it; pen cannot portray it.  You 
may meditate upon it every day of your life; you 
may search the Scriptures diligently in order to 
understand it; you may summon every power and 
capability that God has given you, in the endeavor to 
comprehend the love and compassion of the heavenly 
Father; and yet there is an infinity beyond.  You 
may study that love for ages; yet you can never 
fully comprehend the length and the breadth, the 
depth and the height, of the love of God in giving 
His Son to die for the world.  Eternity itself 
can never fully reveal it.  Yet as we study the 
Bible and meditate upon the life of Christ and the 
plan of redemption, these great themes will open 
to our understanding more and more. 5T740 


Delight in divine service is a token of 
acceptance. Those who serve God with a sad countenance, 
because they do what is unpleasant to them, are not 
serving him at all; they bring the form of homage, 
but the life is absent. Our God requires no 
slaves to grace his throne; he is the Lord of the 
empire of love, and would have his servants dressed 
in the livery of joy. The angels of God serve 
him with songs, not with groans; a murmur or a 
sigh would be a mutiny in their ranks. That 
obedience which is not voluntary is disobedience, for 
the Lord looketh at the heart, and if he seeth 
that we serve him from force, and not because we 
love him, he will reject our offering. Service 
coupled with cheerfulness is heart-service, and 
therefore true. Take away joyful willingness from the 
Christian, and you have removed the test of his 
sincerity. If a man be driven to battle, he is no 
patriot; but he who marches into the fray with 
flashing eye and beaming face, singing, It is 
sweet for ones country to die, proves 
himself to be sincere in his patriotism. 
Cheerfulness is the support of our strength; in the joy 
of the Lord are we strong. It acts as the 
remover of difficulties. It is to our service what 
oil is to the wheels of a railway carriage. 
Without oil the axle soon grows hot, and accidents 
occur; and if there be not a holy cheerfulness to 
oil our wheels, our spirits will be clogged with 
weariness. The man who is cheerful in his service of 
God, proves that obedience is his element; he can 
     Make me to walk in thy commands, 
Tis a delightful road. 
Reader, let us put this question - do you 
serve the Lord with gladness? Let us show to the 
people of the world, who think our religion to be 
slavery, that it is to us a delight and a joy! Let 
our gladness proclaim that we serve a good 
Master. [Charles H. Spurgeon, Morning and Evening] 

   Our Lord would have all his people rich 
in high and happy thoughts concerning his 
blessed person. Jesus is not content that his 
brethren should think meanly of him; it is his 
pleasure that his espoused ones should be delighted 
with his beauty. We are not to regard him as a 
bare necessary, like to bread and water, but as a 
luxurious delicacy, as a rare and ravishing delight. 
To this end he has revealed himself as the 
pearl of great price in its peerless beauty, as 
the bundle of myrrh in its refreshing 
fragrance, as the rose of Sharon in its lasting 
perfume, as the lily in its spotless purity.  
   As a help to high thoughts of Christ, 
remember the estimation that Christ is had in beyond 
the skies, where things are measured by the 
right standard. Think how God esteems the Only 
Begotten, his unspeakable gift to us. Consider what 
the angels think of him, as they count it their 
highest honour to veil their faces at his feet. 
Consider what the blood-washed think of him, as day 
without night they sing his well deserved praises. 
High thoughts of Christ will enable us to act 
consistently with our relations towards him. The more 
loftily we see Christ enthroned, and the more lowly 
we are when bowing before the foot of the 
throne, the more truly shall we be prepared to act 
our part towards him. Our Lord Jesus desires us 
to think well of him, that we may submit 
cheerfully to his authority. High thoughts of him 
increase our love. Love and esteem go together. 
Therefore, believer, think much of your Masters 
excellencies. Study him in his primeval glory, before he 
took upon himself your nature! Think of the 
mighty love which drew him from his throne to die 
upon the cross! Admire him as he conquers all the 
powers of hell! See him risen, crowned, glorified! 
Bow before him as the Wonderful, the Counsellor, 
the mighty God, for only thus will your love to 
him be what it should. [Charles H. Spurgeon, 
Morning and Evening] 

   Whoever said religion is stiff and boring 
never read the book of Psalms. They literally 
overflow with joy. Similarly, your love for God 
should overflow into praise. Praising God and 
thanking him for his goodness takes your mind off 
your problems and shortcomings, causes you to 
consider and appreciate God's character, and lifts 
your perspective from the earthly to the 
   Don't let feelings of self-consciousness 
interfere with your praise and thanksgiving. You're 
doing it for God, not for others. Praise the Lord 
enthusiastically, whether in public or private. Hold your 
hands up in the air, fall to your knees, sit still 
with your eyes closed - whatever form your praise 
takes, keep your focus on God and keep it genuine. 
Thank him for all his blessings. Acknowledge that 
he is God and that you are dependent on him. 
Rejoice in the fact that he is perfect, holy, and 
awesome, and yet he draws near to you in your frail 
condition; rejoice that he is your Father; rejoice that 
he provides for your every need. Don't miss out 
on the joy and excitement of a life that is 
full of praise. [The One Year Bible for New 

This God we sing to, He is Lord of all 
creation!  We were lost without the power to save 
ourselves, and He saved us!  We were lonely, and He 
became our friend.  We were hungry and He fed us 
food from heaven.  We were powerless and He has 
caused us to have great success  So remember the 
Rock of our salvation.  Sing with all your heart 
to your God. Haleleu-Jah!  [In His Time; Walk 
With Wisdom] 


In order to serve Him aright, we must be 
born of the divine Spirit. This will purify the 
heart and renew the mind, giving us a new capacity 
for knowing and loving God. It will give us a 
willing obedience to all His requirements. This is 
true worship. It is the fruit of the working of 
the Holy Spirit. DA189 

It is working together with Christ that is 
true worship. Prayers, exhortation, and talk can 
be cheap fruits, which are frequently tied on; 
but fruits that are manifested in good works, in 
caring for the needy, the fatherless, and widows, 
are genuine fruits, and grow naturally upon a 
good tree.  2T24 


Psalm 146 - Praise Is Evidence Of The Life 
Of God In The Heart. 


Psalm 146 - Praise For The God Of Help And 



If anyone has a paraphrase, commentary or 
testimony on this passage of Scripture, either 
personal or otherwise, I would be interested in 
hearing from you.  Thanks in advance and let's keep 
uplifting Jesus that all might be drawn to Him. Fred 


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