Public Thanks and Personal Praise | Psalms 100:4

Monday, October 05, 2009 Bryan Hudson 0 Comments

Enter his gates with thanksgiving; go into his courts with praise. Give thanks to him and bless his name. Psalm 100:4

Entering God's gates with thanksgiving is the public expression of our devotion to Him. Smoke and incense filled the air surrounding temples and offerings of Old Testament priests. This was the public evidence of God dwelling among men. Today, as New Covenant believers, our thanksgiving publicly testifies to God's work in our heart and lives. Jesus' blood purchased our redemption!

Thanksgiving is the price of admission to enter God's court, or throne room. In His court, praise is very specifically focused on the Godhead: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Our praise is specific because we know no other source of life and blessing.

Thanksgiving and praise is not a ceremony, it is a "do-a-mony." So do it today and everyday!