Make a Joyful Noise (Psalm 100)
How do you deal with the various noises in your life? There are certain noises that might be pleasant and then there are some noises that can by quite scary. Our 8 year old dog, Ruckus, is a black and tan coon hound that does not do so well with noises. Whether it’s a loud truck or motorcycle, or loud rain and thunder, or fireworks, she tends to be quite scared and will head down into the basement behind our washer. That seems to be where she feels the safest. Dealing with the “noises” in our lives can be challenging.
Psalm 100 tells us to “Make a joyful noise to the Lord!” Our heavenly Father is worthy of our praise. He is the one who created us! He is the one has redeemed us! He is the one who continues to be with us and bless us and guide us! The Psalmist continues with the reminder to “Serve the Lord with gladness!” We can have the Holy Spirit guide our hearts to display that servant attitude. We can joyfully serve our Lord and His people!
Psalm 100:3 reminds us that our God has made us and that we are His people, the sheep of His pasture. Jesus is the Good Shepherd who laid down His life for His sheep. We can rest assure and find our safety with the confidence of being in His hands and knowing that He is in control and that His grace surrounds us! We can daily be thankful as we receive His blessings!
Psalm 100:5 states that truth and foundation that helps us to deal with all the worldly noises that can distract us: “THE LORD IS GOOD; HIS STEADFAST LOVE ENDURES FOREVER AND HIS FAITHFULNESS TO ALL GENERATIONS.” We have an amazing God who continues to shower down His grace and mercy to His children. May we continue to seek His Word and enjoy His blessings as we bring our praises and service to Him!