The Kingdom Age to Come
1 (A Psalm of praise.)
Make a joyful noise unto Yahweh, all ye lands.
(not only Israel - but all nations will be joyful and blessed)
2 Serve Yahweh with gladness: come before his presence with singing.
3 Know ye that Yahweh he is Elohim: 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.
Be Thankful Unto Him
"THANK God!" That should be the most frequent expression on our lips (mostly silently) and in our hearts. It should come spontaneously, frequently, yea, continuously.
Every flower, every star, every cloud, every sunset, should evoke our awe and wonder and thrilling joy of divinely-contrived beauty. Every word of Holy Writ. Every incident in our lives, "good" or "bad" - for faith and love can see the marvel and the wisdom and the purpose of it all.
should be the constant heart-beat of our lives, from which all love and peace and grateful, never-enough service springs. Sad indeed are those who crawl and stumble through an empty life in the cold and in the shadows never knowing the warmth and light and sunshine and perpetual happiness of living in and unto God our Father!
5 For Yahweh is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations.