Psalm 100:3 NIV
“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.”
When reading Psalm 100 this morning, I couldn’t help but notice the psalmist describes worship with words like joy, gladness, thanksgiving, and praise. When I gather for worship, I want to do so with a heart full of joy and gladness. I want to honor God with a thankful heart. I want encourage those in my worship community, teaching them that God is worthy of my praise and that God fuels a joyful spirit in my heart.
Verse three of this Psalm gives me plenty of reasons to be joyful as I worship.
- The Lord is God.
- He made us.
- We are His.
- We are His people.
- We are the sheep of His pasture.
Why are Christians so joyful and glad as we worship? It’s all about knowing God and being God’s. The very thought of having a relationship with God leads me to worship God right here and now and fills my heart with anticipation of gathering with my church family Sunday to worship with gladness.
Knowing I am God’s own is all the reason I need to worship with joy!