“Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name. For the Lord is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations.” Psalm 100:4-5

“Enter” indicates that the people of the Lord may actually come into God’s presence and bring Him worship that pleases Him.

“His gates … courts” is an emphasis that these gates and courts are the Lord’s. He will be there for His people. To enter these holy places was to enter God’s presence.

“Praise” is a word that an early church author explained this way, “Your praise of Him is like food: the more you praise Him, the more you acquire strength, and He whom you praise becomes the more sweet”.

“Love endures forever … faithfulness” are a common word pair in the Psalms, epitomizing the Lord’s care for His people.

“Give thanks” is a command for public expression of praise.

“The Lord is good” is a shout for the goodness of God, which is buttressed by an appeal to His love and His faithfulness.

God’s blessing on your day…

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