Psalm 100:4 — “Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, And into His courts with praise. Be thankful to Him, and bless His name.” (NKJV)
The theme of this Psalm is an invitation to enter joyfully into the holy presence of God. For His faithfulness extends to our generation and beyond.
Did you know that our Abba Father loves music and encourages us to praise Him in song? Psalms 22:3 tell us that God inhabits the praises of His people. The Scriptures make it abundantly clear that God created man for His glory. Our ultimate purpose, therefore, is to praise God.
When you receive a gift from someone, or when someone does you a favour, isn’t it your natural response to thank them? Psychologists find that simply listing out all the things you’re grateful for can give you a greater sense of wellbeing. But those who are in Christ know that our true wellbeing is found when we give thanks to God in every situation; in accordance with God’s holy will (1 Thessalonians 5:18).
And thanks be to God, the veil which shielded us from God is now open, and we can boldly enter the innermost court. So, give God His due. Let praise continually be in your heart as well as on your tongue. Bless His name, His character, His person. Whatever He does, be sure to bless Him for it; bless Him when he takes away as well as when He gives; and bless Him as long as you live.