Friday, September 3, 2010

The LORD Is Good

            In Psalm 100 quoted below, we see that we as a people, and as a nation are to “make a joyful noise unto the LORD.
              What is a “joyful noise?  The noise is our conversation with the LORD.  It is our “knee time.”   It is you and I praising God from “whom all blessings flow.
            We as individuals must understand, (regardless of what the world states) God is our Creator.  He…made us.  We are His, the sheep of His pasture. Yet, most of us are more like goats or cows.  We must be driven rather than being led as a lamb. God’s sheep follow Him, 

(John 10:4) “…and the sheep follow him: for they know his voice.

            How do we as one who professes Jesus, (we who are called Christians,) justify our personal walk with the Lord?   We may pray and give noise unto the Lord, however, the remaining question is, “Is it a joyful noise?”  Have we entered into His House with a meek, thankful heart?   On the other hand, is it because it would look bad to the Jones’ if we didn’t go to Church, (you know how nosy they are,) if we would stay home?
            [1] Dr. Raymond Barber stated, “You should never make recommendations to God.  Instead, you should simply report for duty.
              You and I are simply to bless His name, and rejoice over what has been given, whether a mountain or a valley.  He, as the song tells us is the same God in either place.  For the LORD is good; his mercy is everlasting;  Trust Him today.        

Bro John R. E Chastain

Psalms 100:1-5  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.

[1] Dr. Raymond Barber, “Golden Moments with God” Crown Christian Publications, 2008, page 464.

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