Today From Psalms

Joyful Noise

The noise we hear in this world and from those in this world could be described in many ways.  The noise of the world is often sad and mournful as men reap the consequences of living without God.  The noise of the world is filled with empty laughter as men seek to fill the emptiness in their lives.  The noise of the world is also hateful and angry as men who have rebelled against God express their anger toward one another.  The noise of the world distracts us, seeking to keep us from hearing God.

Psalm 100 begins with a simple statement: “Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands.”

The remaining verses describe this “joyful noise.”

Those who serve the Lord with gladness have a “joyful noise” about them.  They then enter the presence of God with singing and not complaining.  Verse 4 continues the thought: “Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.”

We all make noise.  What kind of noise am I making?  How can I make the “right noise?”  Remembering what is written in verse 3 will help us greatly to make a “joyful noise.”

“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.”

 

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