Make a joyful noise unto the Lord; all ye lands. Serve the Lord with gladness; come before His presence with singing. 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. Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise; be thankful unto Him, and bless His name. For the Lord is good; His mercy is everlasting; and His truth endureth to all generations.
This psalm is looked upon as the Thanksgiving psalm and rightly so because each verse outlines how and why we are to give thanks to the Lord. This psalm begins with a clarion call for all nations to make a joyful noise unto the Lord. Making a joyful noise unto the Lord because He is our creator and His mercy and truth last forever. Being that He is truth and never changes. Thank God He doesn't.
God being our creator gives credence to why He sustains us through His compassionate care. All humanity was created in the image and likeness of God; therefore, we are His people and the sheep of His pasture. The world is His pasture as He leads and guides us through His Spirit-the Holy Spirit.
Given who God is and all that He has done and continues to do in the lives of humanity is worthy of our heart-felt praises, honor and glory.
Constantly give thanks to our all sovereign God; He is worthy.
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