1Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all ye lands.
2Serve the LORD with gladness: come before his presence with singing.
3Know 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.
4Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.
5For the LORD is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations.
Before you start your week, take a moment to focus. The unknown author of this Psalm joyfully inspires us with
Seven Motivations to Serve God:
1. He is God
“The LORD is God.” Living and true, He is infinitely perfect, self-existent, and self-sufficient, and the fountain of life. He is God.
2. He is our Creator
“It is he that hat made us.” He formed our bodies and created our spirits. We did not, we could not, make ourselves.
3. He is our Owner:
“Not we ourselves” or “We are not our own” This term communicates possession. Because he made us, He is our incontestable, sole proprietor.
4. He is our Ruler
“We are his people” This term involves our purpose. We are his subjects, and he is our ruler and will call us to give account for our actions.
5. He is our Provider
The “sheep of his pasture” As His sheep, he is not only our possessor, but also our provider and our protector.
6. He is good and merciful
He “is good; his mercy is everlasting.” God is good, and therefore does good. His mercy is a fountain that can never be drawn dry.
7. His truth endures to all
His “truth endureth to all generations.” No word of his shall fall to the ground as antiquated or revoked. The faithfulness of His Word and His promises will never fail.