Tehillim / Psalms 100, ספר תהילים ק, Part 1, The Calling to Praise!


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In this week’s study from Tehillim / Psalms 100:1-5, the Psalm opens saying, א   מִזְמוֹר לְתוֹדָה הָרִיעוּ לַיהֹוָה כָּל-הָאָרֶץ:  A Psalm for Thanksgiving. 100:1 Shout joyfully to the Lord, all the earth. (NASB)  The psalmist calls for every tongue to give praise, to applaud with which joy of heart, calling us to action, to raise our voices and shout, not being ashamed of our God and His saving power.  This is emphasized by the author saying, ב   עִבְדוּ אֶת-יְהֹוָה בְּשִֹמְחָה בֹּאוּ לְפָנָיו בִּרְנָנָה:  100:2 Serve the Lord with gladness; Come before Him with joyful singing. (NASB)  What does it mean to serve the Lord?  How do we get to know the Lord God of Israel and His Messiah Yeshua better by serving them?  The most significant aspect about the mitzvot is that we walk in God’s ways so that we can know Him.  This is what the Messiah meant by abiding in Him (John 15:7).  In serving the Lord and walking in His ways, we learn to trust in Him and His enabling power.  This is how we live what the psalmist says, ג   דְּעוּ כִּי יְהֹוָה הוּא אֱלֹהִים הוּא עָשָֹנוּ וְלֹא [וְלוֹ] אֲנַחְנוּ עַמּוֹ וְצֹאן מַרְעִיתוֹ:  100:3 Know that the Lord Himself is God; It is He who has made us, and not we ourselves; We are His people and the sheep of His pasture. (NASB)  We recognize in our lives that the Lord is the one who is making us and has empowered us to live for Him.  Even in our work, we realize the Lord is the One who gave us the power, or the ability to work to make wealth, and so all glory goes to Him! (Devarim / Deuteronomy 8:18). Read More Here: Tehillim 100-Part1