Thought for the Lord’s Day

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Know that the Lord is good.


Worship is about God, not about you. The psalms offer a powerful way to check your attitude and the condition of your heart as you worship. Consider Psalm 100. Recite this psalm to yourself. Then ask yourself does this psalm accurately reflect the state of your heart as you worship. All of the reasons given for praise in this psalm have to do with God’s faithfulness and not your circumstances. Is this the condition of your heart?


Psalm 100, check it out!


Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth.

    Worship the Lord with gladness;
    come before him with joyful songs.

Know that the Lord is God.
    It is he who made us, and we are his;
    we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.

Enter his gates with thanksgiving
    and his courts with praise;
    give thanks to him and praise his name.

For the Lord is good and his love endures forever;
    his faithfulness continues through all generations.

Jay Younts
John A. (Jay) Younts is the Shepherd Press blogger, and is a ruling elder serving at Redeemer Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church in Moore, South Carolina. He has written Everyday Talk, Everyday Talk About Sex & Marriage, Finding the Right Track, the In Touch With Paul stewardship series, and What About War. He has studied and taught about biblical childrearing for 30 years. He and his late wife Ruth have five adult children.