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Bible Commentaries

Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

Psalms 100

Verses 1-5

Psalms 100

The Lord Is Good

Scripture v. 1-5:

This concludes the millennial Praise Psalms 83-100. He is called to be praised because 1) He created us, 2) purchased us, and 3) is good and merciful to us.

Verse 1 is a universal call for all lands to make a joyful noise of praise to the Lord, Psalms 9:11, Philippians 4:4; 1 Thessalonians 5:16.

It is a shout of acclamation, befitting the accession of a king to his throne, 1Ki 1; 39, 40; Psalms 2:6; Psalms 2:8; Psalms 2:11-12.

Verse 2 admonishes "serve the Lord with gladness (a willing heart); come before His presence with singing," 2 Corinthians 8:12; John 7:17; Job 10:8-10; Ecclesiastes 12:1; Ephesians 2:10. See also Nehemiah 12:43; Psalms 126:5; See also 1 Corinthians 15:58; 2 Chronicles 30:21; Psalms 72:11.

Verse 3 calls on men to recognize that the creator-God made us; We did not bring ourselves into being; He sustains us too, even as the "sheep of his pasture," whose voice we should obey and footsteps we should follow, Jeremiah 9:24; Genesis 1:26; Isaiah 51:13; Exodus 19:5; Luke 1:17; Psalms 74:1; Acts 17:28; Ezekiel 34:30; John 10:27-30; Acts 20:28.

Verse 4 calls for the redeemed to approach His sanctuary and His presence with thanksgiving, gratitude, and praise, to extol His holy name, for who He is and all that He does in caring for His own, Deuteronomy 12; Deuteronomy 5; Deuteronomy 8:10; 1 Chronicles 16:8; Psalms 107:22. So must men approach Him still, Hebrews 10:21-25.

Verse 5 concludes that the majestic redeemer, judge, and King, our coming Lord, is good ... His mercy endures forever, without end; And His truth continues to exist to, for, and In behalf of all generations!

Salvation is offered to all men, to all responsible men who believe, including all, excluding none, Romans 1:16; Romans 10:8-13; 1 Timothy 2:5; Titus 3:5; Isaiah 54:8-10. See also Psalms 25:8; Deuteronomy 4:31; Deuteronomy 32:4.

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Bibliographical Information
Garner, Albert & Howes, J.C. "Commentary on Psalms 100". Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/ghb/psalms-100.html. 1985.