“Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands…” The implied subject is “you”. We are commanded to make a sound pleasing to God, full of joy. This sound is not to be just a bunch of chaotic noise, but a sweet smelling savor to the Lord Most High. We should serve him with gladness, a happy heart, cheerfully laboring for the him. Nothing is as unattractive as a mean spirited greeter or usher; or a stuck up singer or deacon. God’s people should strive to exhibit his character. When we gather to worship the lord we come before his presence with singing. Songs are vehicles that convey us into his very presence. They are for the congregation, not just for the worship leaders. Nothing pleases the father more than congregational worshiping in obedience. Our intimacy with the Lord of Hosts, and our knowledge of his ways cause an even deeper revelation of his worth. This takes our praise and worship to even a deeper level. We belong to him and are his responsibility. Our care is in his hands. Upon arrival at the city of our God, we enter his presence with thanksgiving, not a wish list. If we can just get to where he is, all else will take care of itself. The place where there is fullness of joy and pleasures forever more is where we desire to dwell. Let us bless the name of the Lord for he is good and his mercy endureth forever. The truth of his word will outlast time itself. He will make it good. Therefore, we set the thermostat of our will to his desired setting, knowing that he wants the very best for us.
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