Worship The Lord
Know that the Lord, He is God.
Although only Psalm 90 is directly attributed to Moses, it is conventional Jewish doctrine that Moses composed all the psalms from 90 to 100.
However, the songwriter of Psalm 100 took his loyalty to the Lord seriously and wanted others to do the same. “Make a joyful shout to the Lord!” he exclaimed (v 1). His people were to freely express their praise to Him because He was the covenant God of Israel, the God over all other so-called gods. They were called to focus all their energies on Him and His goodness.
God’s goodness and grace should motivate us to freely express our love and allegiance to Him with shouts of joy. This may mean that those who are more reserved must push back the boundaries of restraint and learn what it means to be expressive in their praise to God. Those who are so expressive that they miss the beauty of silence may need to learn from those whose style is more reflective.
Worship is a time to focus on our Creator, Redeemer, and Shepherd, and celebrate what He has done. Worship is for God, it is not about making us feel good. In verse 1, the Bible says: “Make a joyful shout to the Lord.” Again in verse 3, the Bible says: “Know that the Lord, He is God.” Our worship is for God.
Father God, forgive me those times when my worship of you is poor. Help me to take my eyes off self, and place them firmly to You. Amen.