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Praise the Lord: Psalm 100

1 (A Psalm of praise.)
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.

How many times have you wondered if you were making a joyful noise?

Some people have a decent singing voice. We hit the right notes most of the time. Perhaps we think OUR praise is more than noise to the Lord.

Then there are those people who can’t carry a tune in a bucket. In fact, their tune bucket has a sieve for a bottom.

Ever notice how these people sound louder than the angelic voice on the pew further back?

I truly believe because these singers have a heart filled with praise. The tuneless cacaphony we hear rises to the throne room of God, transformed into a joyful sound.

Noise that praises the Lord.

Next time you open your mouth in church (or out) to sing a song with words that praise or worship our Lord, check your heart. Is it filled with adoration for Him?

Sometimes, I listen to the words I’m singing, and I choke up. God is so magnificent, so worthy of more than my puny voice offering up praise.

It is then that I believe the Spirit translates my song into a melody worthy of Almighty God.

Next time you enter the place of worship, remember whose house it is. Recall the words of this Psalm. Enter with thankfulness to worship and praise the Creator of all things.

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