“Enter his gates with thanksgiving; go into his courts with praise. Give thanks to him and praise his name. For the Lord is good. His unfailing love continues forever, and his faithfulness continues to each generation.” Psalm 100:4-5 NLT
In the Old Testament, under the dispensation of the Mosaic Law, only the High Priest was to go into the inner courts of the Lord. By God’s mercy, His courts are now accessible to us, even the inner most place behind the veil which separated the Holy Place from the Most Holy Place. We should thank Him for His great mercy. Too many of us have stepped away from an in depth relationship with our Creator God. We have become comfortable, even satisfied with the peripheral union we have allowed. We need to reflect on all He means to us and all He has willingly done for us and ask the Lord to draw us closer to His side.
It is always a good thing to give thanks to God. Without Him we have no forgiveness and without forgiveness we have no hope. For that alone we should praise His name. His love is steadfast and true. In Him there is no shadow of turning 1. “(God) has entered into covenant with his people, and he will never revoke it, nor alter the thing that has gone out of his lips.” (Charles H. Spurgeon) This is good news. It means God can be trusted and relied upon. Scripture reveals no time when the Lord didn’t follow thru on a promise. He cannot fail. With Him at the wheel of our ship, neither can we. Staying in tune with God’s Holy Spirit is the safest and best way to know Christ better.
The Lord desires our praise and worship. He wishes us to come to Him and lift up His name. Thanksgiving for the believer shouldn’t be celebrated one time a year, but instead, every day for there is always something to thank God for. Until next time, walk with the King and be a blessing!
Resources: Matthew Henry’s Bible Commentary; The Treasury of David by Charles H. Spurgeon.
1 “Whatever is good and perfect comes down to us from God our Father, who created all the lights in the heavens. He never changes or casts a shifting shadow.” (James 1:17)