Psalm 100 - Praise and Thanksgiving to Jesus!!!

Psalm 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.  


A Uniquely American Holiday
   Enter his gates with thanksgiving; go 
into his courts with praise. Give thanks to him 
and praise his name. (Psalm 100:4 NLT) 
   Today we celebrate Thanksgiving. This is 
a uniquely American holiday. It doesnt 
commemorate a battle or anyones birthday or 
anniversary. Rather, its a day set aside with the 
specific purpose of giving thanks to God Almighty. 
   Despite what the revisionists claim, many 
of our founding fathers were very committed 
Christians"not all of them, but many of them. They had a 
respect for God and understood that He gave us this 
great nation. Therefore, our first president, 
George Washington, set aside a day to give thanks 
to the Lord. 
   Fast-forward to today. For many, 
Thanksgiving is just a holiday between Halloween and 
Christmas. Its a day where we get together and stuff 
ourselves before we go shopping on Black Friday. In 
fact, stores traditionally were closed on 
Thanksgiving Day, but now many are open. And some people 
dont even call it Thanksgiving anymore. They call 
it Turkey Day instead. 
   Thanksgiving originally was a day to give 
glory to God, and for Christians, every day should 
be a day of thanksgiving, minus the turkey. 
Every day we should be giving thanks to the Lord. 
We should have an attitude of gratitude. 
   Researchers have discovered that 
gratitude actually has a positive effect on health. 
Dr. Robert Emmons of UC Davis said, Gratitude 
blocks toxic, negative emotions, such as envy, 
resentment, regret, and depression, which can destroy 
our happiness. Theres even recent evidence . 
. . showing that gratitude can reduce the 
frequency and duration of episodes of 
   Psalm 100 is identified as a psalm of 
thanksgiving; it originally was given to the people of 
Israel. After God delivered them from Egypt, they 
made a very long trek through the wilderness, 
ultimately arriving at the brink of the Promised Land. 
   But God warned them, When you have 
eaten your fill in this land, be careful not to 
forget the Lord, who rescued you from slavery in 
the land of Egypt. You must fear the Lord your 
God and serve him (Deuteronomy 6:11-13 NLT). 
   This can very easily happen to us as 
well. When were in trouble, when were facing 
crisis, we call on God. But when things are going 
reasonably well, we can start to forget about God. 
   We need to remember to give thanks to 
God. We might set an alarm to remind us to get up 
at a certain hour of the day, or we ask someone 
to remind us to do something. 
   Psalm 100 is a reminder to give thanks: 
Shout with joy to the Lord, all the earth! Worship 
the Lord with gladness. Come before him, singing 
with joy. Acknowledge that the Lord is God! He 
made us, and we are his. We are his people, the 
sheep of his pasture (verses 1"3 NLT). 
   Our rejoicing on Thanksgiving Day and, 
really, every day should not be based on what we 
have materially. It should be based on who we 
know. Possessions come and go. Friends come and 
go. So does time. But God does not come and go. 
He remains. [Greg Laurie from Harvest 
Ministries; https://www.harvestdaily.com] 

Communion Leads to Gratitude
   Is not the cup of thanksgiving for 
which we give thanks a participation in the blood 
of Christ? And is not the bread that we break a 
participation in the body of Christ? 1 Corinthians 
10:16 (NIV) 
   When we take Communion, we are reminded 
of what Jesus did for us on the cross. 
   Its not an empty ritual that 
Christians do just because they have to. Instead, God 
wants us to practice Communion to help us 
remember. Why do we need to remember? So we can be 
grateful. You can only be grateful for those things 
that you remember. 
   Communion is also called the Lord's 
Supper. It is a habit of gratitude because it helps 
us remember what Jesus did for us on the 
   The Bible says in 1 Corinthians 11:23-25, 
On the night he was betrayed, the Lord Jesus 
took bread and spoke a prayer of thanksgiving. He 
broke the bread and said, This is my body, 
which is given for you. Do this to remember me. 
   When supper was over, he did the same 
with the cup. He said, This cup is the new 
promise made with my blood. Every time you drink 
from it, do it to remember me (GW). 
   Jesus gave us the bread and the wine as a 
memory tool. We use this tool to practice gratitude 
for what it cost Jesus to pay for our 
   Another word for Communion is the 
Eucharist. This is a Greek word that means 
thanksgiving. Communion is meant to be a model of 
thanksgiving. It's one of Gods favorite ways that we 
give thanks to him! We can show thanks to God in 
many ways"through songs of thanksgiving, 
through thanksgiving offerings, or through the 
thanksgiving cup. 
   Is not the cup of thanksgiving for 
which we give thanks a participation in the blood 
of Christ? And is not the bread that we break a 
participation in the body of Christ? (1 Corinthians 
10:16 NIV). 
   When we drink from a Communion cup and 
eat the bread, we are saying to God, Father, 
thank you for sending your Son to live a perfect 
life and die for our sins so that we can be 
   As we remind ourselves of the high price 
Jesus paid to save us, the only reasonable 
response is gratitude. [Daily Devotional by Rick 
Warren: https://pastorrick.com/devotional/] 


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 


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