In God's Presence

In God’s Presence 
Psalm 100: 1-5
Sis. Carolyn J. Satcher

Being in God’s presence is a most extraordinary experience. Being in his presence we ought to want to make a joyful noise unto him. Adam and Eve were in the presence of God while in the Garden of Eden, but they were not making a joyful noise, instead they were disobeying the commandment God had given them not to take from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.

Noah was in the presence of God when he told him to build an ark to save his family from the flood. He had to be making a joyful noise. Moses was in the presence of God when he was giving him instructions to tell him that he would be the one who would help bring the children of Israel out of bondage in Egypt. We should know he was making a joyful noise as well.

Job, a perfect and upright man who had been stricken with sores and boils even made a joyful noise unto God despite all that he was going through. Psalm 100 is a call to praise the Lord and be in his presence. David, a man after God’s own heart, always made a joyful noise unto the Lord and was often in his presence serving him with gladness.

I can imagine David singing a song in God’s presence after he stoned Goliath. Enjoying the victory. David always wanted God’s people to acknowledge what the Lord had done for them through praise and song. Most of the Psalms written in the scriptures are by David and can be sung as praise to the Lord. That is why it is important for us to come into our houses of worship and sing unto the Lord.

Besides preaching the word of God, singing is a major part of worshipping and praising the Lord. God has done so much for us, and we ought to be thankful unto him and praise his name. We should serve him with gladness. Every day that he allows us to live we should be glad therein.

God made us and no one can take that credit from him. We should worship the One who has made us. We owe God homage and service, and him only, and no other gods, who did not make us. We should always bless God’s name because he is good, and his mercy endures forever.

The 23rd Psalm says his goodness and mercy shall follow us all the days of our lives and we should dwell in the house of the Lord always. We are God’s people and the sheep of his pasture. We should publicly worship God; and when we come to the house of prayer, be thankful that we have such a privilege; and when we enter his courts, praise him for the permission. The God of the Bible is and has always been good.

Prayer: Dear Lord, we thank thee for your goodness and mercy and being able to be in your presence and sing songs unto you. It is in Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.
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Arlesia - March 12th, 2022 at 5:19pm