For the LORD is good; His lovingkindness is everlasting And His faithfulness to all generations.Psalm 100:5(NASB)
The unnamed author of Psalm 100 invites all God's people to make a joyful noise unto the Lord. We are summoned to come into His holy presence with songs of praise and hearts of thanksgiving. We do not need to look for a reason to praise the name of the Lord. He is the great Creator. He is God almighty.
He is the One that hath made us, and not we ourselves. He created us in His own image and breathed the breath of life into us, the moment we trusted Christ for the forgiveness of sin. He is our Shepherd, and we are his people. We are the sheep of His pasture for He is our heavenly Father.
By grace, through faith in Christ, we have access into the very presence of God, No wonder the psalmist exhorts us to enter into His gates with thanksgiving in our heat, and come into His courts with songs of praise. How thankful we should be that we are His people, "For the LORD is good. His lovingkindness is everlasting, and His faithfulness extends to all generations".
The Lord is good. He is merciful, and He is faithful. What a glorious triplet of gracious attributes to ascribe to the great; almighty; sovereign; powerful; righteous God of gods - for power and righteousness without goodness, mercy, and faithfulness would be a terrifying prospect for humanity. But the goodness of God is eternal. His mercy is everlasting. His faithfulness spans every generation of mankind.
The Lord is indeed good. His faithfulness is never-ending. His loving-kindness touches the life of every person and affects every nation, and tribe, and people, and tongue. In His goodness and grace, He causes the sun to rise on the evil, as well as those who have been declared righteous by faith. He sends rain on the just and the unjust. He is the Father of all mercies and is indeed, a good and gracious God. He is our good, merciful and faithful God, Whose promises cannot be broken and Whose Word can be trusted implicitly.
No surprise that we are called upon to make a joyful noise and sing praises to the God of our salvation, for the Lord is good; His mercy endures forever, and His faithfulness lasts throughout every generation. No wonder we are encouraged to serve our God with gladness of heart and to praise Him with thanksgiving. No marvel that we're exhorted to come into His presence with overflowing gratitude and to bless His holy name without ceasing.
We need to know Him for Who He is and reverently and rejoicingly ponder over all that He has done for us and all that He has promised in the eternal ages to come. We need to consider the rich promises that have been poured out on us so lavishly, and we need to reflect, with thanksgiving, on all that the covenant of grace - into which we have been brought, means - through faith the Lord Jesus Christ.
Let us reflect in joyous wonder on our merciful Father, and praise the name of our faithful God, forever and ever, amen - for the Lord is good. His mercy endures forever. His faithfulness lasts throughout every generation. Let us respond to the unnamed Psalmist who calls the whole earth to shout joyfully to the Lord, to serve Him with gladness and to kneel before Him with cheerful singing.
Let us KNOW the Lord personally and KNOW Him intimately, for He Himself is our God and Saviour. He made us, and we belong to Him. He knit us together in our mother's womb and scheduled every day of our lives. Let us enter His gates with thanksgiving and praise His wonderful name. Let us bless the God of our salvation. For He is good; His lovingkindness is everlasting, and His faithfulness stretched into the eternity of eternities.
Dear Father God, You truly are a wonderful and merciful God, and I praise Your name for Your great faithfulness; kindness; goodness and grace. I pray that I will never lose the sense of awe and wonder for all that You are and all that You have done for me. Father, that I may know you more and love you better, and I pray that I may be used by You, during my sojourn on earth, to bring You praise and glory, in Jesus' name, AMEN.