A Song of Praise and Thanksgiving

Know that the LORD, He is God;
It is He who has made us, and not we ourselves,
We are His people and the sheep of His pasture.
Enter into His gates with thanksgiving,
And into His courts with praise.
Be thankful to Him, and bless His name.
For the Lord is good;
Psalm 100:3-5

Enjoy verse insights on this passage from The MacArthur Study Bible.

Verses 100:1-5
This well-known psalm, emphasizing the universal nature of God’s kingship, is a benediction to the series of psalms which are occupied with the Lord’s kingdom rule (Psalms 93, 95–100). Most of it is a call to praise and thanksgiving, while verses 3 and 5 fix the reasons for that worship.

Verse 3
Know. In the sense of experiencing and being completely assured of the truth.

The LORD, He is God. A confession that Israel’s covenant God, Jehovah, is the only true God.

Made us. Though God’s actual creation of every human being is understood here, this phrase seems to refer to God’s making and blessing Israel as a nation (compare Deuteronomy 32:6,15; Psalm 95:6; Isaiah 29:22,23; 44:2).

His people…His pasture. The shepherd image is often ascribed to the king of Israel, as well as to the Lord (compare Psalm 78:70-72; Isaiah 44:28; Jeremiah 10:21; Zechariah 10:3; 11:4-17; also Psalms 23:1; 28:9; 74:1; 77:20; 78:52,53; 80:1; and 95:7).The figure suggests intimate care (compare Luke 15:3-6). According to the New Testament, the Lord is also the Shepherd of saints in the church age (John 10:16).

Verse 4
His gates…courts. The gates and courts were those of the temple.

Verse 5
The LORD is good. God is the source and perfect example of goodness.

Mercy. The word means “loyal love” or “unfailing love,” and specifies God’s faithfulness to His people through His covenant relationship.

His truth. In the sense of keeping His promises, that is, His faithfulness.

Notes taken from the verse-by-verse notes in The MacArthur Study Bible.

What thanksgivings are you offering this year as you consider the Lord’s goodness, mercy, care, and faithfulness?





  • Blessings in Jesus name.

  • Deborah Gant says:

    Love, Peace, Joy, Happiness, Giving and Blessings. God is good. A time to extend love to others. A time of giving to others. God bless, Amen!!

  • Christina says:

    Bless those who are more misfortune than us.

    In The Name of Christ.

  • Faiza says:

    God is always good, for me and my household this year we are extremly blessed and thankful. His healing hand has taken my mom through major surgery and her speedy recovery.
    All praise goes to God.

  • Rose says:

    God is good all the time. His mercy endures for ever. Throughout my mother’so womb He is good to me until now , was faithful even though I was not faithful , kept me safe , provided 4 me and my family , and by His grace we all r saved . making all of us to stand in the faith , he will help us thru and be seen in His soon coming . ” give thanks to the Lord for He is good His mercy endures forever”” let the redeemed say it

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