Psalm 100

Our glorious relationship to the Lord
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Explanation
This psalm helps understand the nature of true worship. See second note below.
 1 ¶ <<A Psalm of praise.>> Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all ye lands.
 2  Serve the LORD with gladness: come before his presence with singing.
  1 - Noise Better translated "shout." I've heard the "joyful noise" mentioned to encourage people who do not feel confident or able to sing well. Although the author may not have had this in mind, the thought is a good one certainly for congregational singing.
.3  Know ye that the LORD he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.   3 - He hath made us If we are tempted to wonder why the Lord should always be our superior, we may recall this verse. Satan had the problem is1412ff. We may praise God that Satan (Lucifer) will not get His way. In our home in heaven, we will have limitless joy 1co0209. The Lord lifts us up into His presence. We can't climb the ladder ourselves. Also see is2916.
.4  Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.
 5  For the LORD is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations.
  5 - Everlasting A stubborn love that will not let us go.
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Responsive reading
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This psalm is brief and one way of using it for full congregation response is to have the people turn to the psalm in their Bibles, or you could provide it on paper. The version is not too critical. Then you as leader would explain that they would fill in the word or phrase when you pause. You could repeat it after they have said it. If you wish you could mention that "make a joyful noise" of the KJV means "shout joyfully."

 1 ¶ Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all ye lands.
 2 Serve the LORD with gladness: come before his presence with singing.
 3 Know ye that the LORD he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.
 4 Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.
 5 For the LORD is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations.

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The meaning of worship
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To understand true worship we may find words and phrases in this psalm writing first all that tell how to worship then those that tell why we should worship. See the psalm above.