Day 24 | February Devotional from Psalms - "The Price of Admission"

Sunday, February 24, 2019 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. We do this when we gather with other believers for fellowship and worship at our local church home. 

In the Old Testament, smoke and incense filled the air surrounding temples and offerings of Old Testament priests. The "Shekinah" glory of the Lord would sometimes supernaturally manifest like a cloud or mist. This was the public evidence of God dwelling among people. When we assemble together as the Body of Christ, our songs, prayers, and thanksgiving publicly testifies to God's work in our heart and lives. We celebrate the finished work of Jesus Christ!

Thanksgiving is the (free) "price of admission" to enter God's court and Presence. 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. We know where all of our blessings come from!

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


Reflection Question: Today, what thanks and praise can you offer to God?

Today’s action item based on insight: