Psalm 100:2 Serve the Lord with gladness: come before his presence with singing.
The command is to "serve the Lord with gladness and singing." WHY? Because of who He is. He good! He is the Lord our God who has made us. We serve Him with gladness because He commands us to do just that.
The kind of worship we are to give unto the Lord our God is one with gladness and cheerful adoration to the Lord our God.
People of God, what is your attitude when it comes to worshipping Almighty God? Are you preparing yourselves this morning to enter His gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise when you enter His house on this morning?
Does a glad and grateful heart describes you when you think of the Lord your God?
Not only are we told what to do in this text concerning our worship to the Lord, we are also told how to do it. We are told to make a joyful noise unto the Lord.
Psalm 150:2-5 Praise Him for His mighty acts; praise Him according to His excellent greatness! 3 Praise Him with the sound of the trumpet; praise Him with the lyre and harp! 4 Praise Him with the tambourine and dancing; praise Him with stringed instruments and flute!
5 Praise Him with loud cymbals; praise Him with the clanging cymbals!
Singing and making a joyful noise to the Lord is a great way to serve Him with gladness.
Serving the Lord with gladness is our reasonable service when we consider ALL that He has done, is doing and continues to do on our behalf.
Psalm 104:33 I will sing unto the Lord as long as I live; I will sing praise to my God while I have my being.
Psalm 147:1 Praise the Lord! For it is good to sing praises unto our God; for it is pleasant, and a song of praise is fitting.
People of God, the Lord our God is calling us to serve Him with gladness and with a song of praise. Not with a murmuring and grumbling heart but with one of joyfulness.
It is in the spirit of joyfulness, beauty and holiness with thanksgiving is where the Lord is truly praised and worshipped by you and I.