Skip to comments.Psalm 100--A Personal Running Commentary [Vanity]
Posted on 09/16/2012 10:53:55 AM PDT by Hebrews 11:6
Psalm 100 (NIV)
1 Shout for joy to the LORD, all the earth.
2 Worship the LORD with gladness; come before him with joyful songs.
3 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.
4 Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name.
5 For the LORD is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations.
The Holy Spirit prompted me to meditate upon this psalm and to amplify upon it, as below. I thought I'd share the result in the hope it blesses others or, better yet, prompts them to their own spiritual exercises.
1 Shout for joynot a golf clap, but the wholeheartedly joyful shout I make when my team scores the championship-winning run/touchdown/basketor my political opponent officially concedes defeat!
to the LORDto my LORD, to my God
all the earththis means me, and it also means finding ways to help my brothers around the earth come to know and love my LORD, to make Him their LORD
2 Worship the LORDworship my LORD, as my LORD
with gladnessrecognize and remember why He makes me glad, and be glad!
come before himenter into His presence
with joyful songssing some right now!
3 Knowbeyond doubt, fully
that the LORD is GodHe is the One and Only
It is he who made usevolution didnt make us, our God did
and we are histhe created belong to their Creator
we are his peoplewe are His Church
the sheep of his pastureHe is our Good Shepherd
4 Enter his gateswe may enter boldly, on the basis of the blood of Jesus
with thanksgivingThank You for becoming our Entryway!
and his courts with praisePraise You!
give thanks to himThank you Lord Jesus!
and praise his nameAll praise to You, "Yahweh Saves"!
5 For the LORD is goodLord, You are holy and merciful: You are love!
and his love endures foreverI need never worry that Your love will diminish
his faithfulness continues through all generationsYesterday, today and tomorrow!
Thanks for posting. I think analyzing scripture like you do is something we could all benefit from. There are the moments of silence when we reflect on the words of God, where we are to be more active by being stlll and reflect on the words in our own lives.
I don’t think I have scriptural warrant for saying this, but I do suspect that one of our activities during our eternity may be fully appreciating every word of Scripture. Quite aside from the present benefits from doing so, why not get a head-start?