Commentary for Psalms 100

An exhortation to praise God, and rejoice in him.

- This song of praise should be considered as a prophecy, and even used as a prayer, for the coming of that time when all people shall know that the Lord he is God, and shall become his worshippers, and the sheep of his pasture. Great encouragement is given us, in worshipping God, to do it cheerfully. If, when we strayed like wandering sheep, he has brought us again to his fold, we have indeed abundant cause to bless his name. The matter of praise, and the motives to it, are very important. Know ye what God is in himself, and what he is to you. Know it; consider and apply it, then you will be more close and constant, more inward and serious, in his worship. The covenant of grace set down in the Scriptures of the Old and New Testament, with so many rich promises, to strengthen the faith of every weak believer, makes the matter of God's praise and of his people's joys so sure, that how sad soever our spirits may be when we look to ourselves, yet we shall have reason to praise the Lord when we look to his goodness and mercy, and to what he has said in his word for our comfort.

Commentary by Matthew Henry, 1710.

Discussion for Psalms 100

  • Melody
    Praise the lord and his wonderful name he can do anything from helping someone who s hungry to bringing a bill down cause it s to high to pay I love the lord with all my heart he has helped me change my life around amen
  • Brianna
    Many people wonder why they should serve the true God, Jehovah Yahweh . I think these 5 verses sums it up nicely. Vs. 2 implores us to know our God . The whole chapter encourages us to worship him and find joy in him. Why? Vs. 2 states a plain answer: He created us. Then vs.5 gives this reason: He is Good, Loyal, Loving, and Faithful Forever. Doesn't that draw you closer to our God!?!?
  • Joseph
    to serve the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is to accept the sacrifice that Jesus Christ made Calvary to pay for our sin. to accept Jesus Christ is to have elevating life John 11:25-26 . to not accept Him is Death.
  • Ivy Johnson
    Short Psalm : only five Verses: Yet it says so much:
    Heaven is a noisy place: Chidren: serve Him with gladness: presence with Singing:
    know that He is God: He made us: Not we ourselves: His People: Sheep of His Pasture:
    Enter into His Gates with Thanksgiving: Courts with Praise: Thankful unto Him: Bless His Name: The LORD is Good: MERCY is Everlasting! His Truth Endureth to all Generations!
  • Hazel Carty
    I love this psalm it's open gladness in my heart I am able to serve the Lord Jesus is my strength my life he is my rock my defense my friend redeemer my all in all and I serve him in fullness of my heart bady and soul,
  • Erick
    Every day we should live these scriptures. We need to wake up in the morning making a joyful noise cause he counted us worthy to wake up each day. We should Bless the LORD name each and every day.
  • Linda
    I love it, I love it , I love it....Psalm 100 is a psalm of praise! God want us to praise him! he want us to be a happy people! my heart is overwhelmed in me reading the praises from his people....I just love the presence of God and his word is powerful and alive...he is the lifter of my head and reading his word renews my mind...Christmas is near....Jesus is the reason for the season!
  • Kashel
    You must be grateful for the Lord has done for you
  • Lisa
    We must always be thankful cause he the lists provided for us and he loves us he also protects us please be thankful
  • Bertha Allen
    Its strength me in my walk with the LORD JUST reading his Words daily is such a blessing


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Bible Trivia

Psalm 100 reminds us that we are not what?
  • Happy
  • Forgiven
  • Loved
  • Told The Truth
  • Self-Made