Psalm 100:4 (NASB)
Enter His gates with thanksgiving
And His courts with praise.
Give thanks to Him, bless His name.
Psalm 84:10 (NASB)
For a day in Your courts is better than a thousand outside.
I would rather stand at the threshold of the house of my God
Than dwell in the tents of wickedness.
Psalm 84: (NASB)
My soul longed and even yearned for the courts of the Lord;
My heart and my flesh sing for joy to the living God.
David sings of how glad He is to be able to enter God’s courts. Yet courts are not places where anyone wants to be or go to.God is a judge; a just judge the only true judge, Daniel says He is rigidly just. Will I enter His courts with thanks giving today? God is a good God and He is on my side. That does not mean that He will allow sin to go unpunished it means that there was a sacrifice that was made that was sufficient to satisfy and balance the demands of the Law. So if I confess my sin and turn from wickedness then there is a way and the only way is JESUS CHRIST!
What revelation king David had! He knew judge’s heart. It is a heart for reconciliation. Yes our God is just but He is also our Father and we can enter His courts with praise and thanksgiving!
I do not depend on my righteousness, I depend on Jesus! I take His righteousness! Thank you Lord Jesus!
©2017 Catherine Maina
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John 14:27 (KJV)
Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.
When receiving God’s Word, we don’t need to hear what we want to hear; we need to hear what God wants us to hear.
God’s Omnipresence and Omniscience.
For the choir director. A Psalm of David.
O Lord, You have searched me and known me.
You know when I sit down and when I rise up;
You understand my thought from afar.
You scrutinize my path and my lying down,
And are intimately acquainted with all my ways.
Even before there is a word on my tongue,
Behold, O Lord, You know it all.
You have enclosed me behind and before,
And laid Your hand upon me.
Such knowledge is too wonderful for me;
It is too high, I cannot attain to it.
Where can I go from Your Spirit?
Or where can I flee from Your presence?
If I ascend to heaven, You are there;
If I make my bed in Sheol, behold, You are there.
If I take the wings of the dawn,
If I dwell in the remotest part of the sea,
Even there Your hand will lead me,
And Your right hand will lay hold of me.
If I say, “Surely the darkness will overwhelm me,
And the light around me will be night,”
Even the darkness is not dark to You,
And the night is as bright as the day.
Darkness and light are alike to You.
For You formed my inward parts;
You wove me in my mother’s womb.
I will give thanks to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
Wonderful are Your works,
And my soul knows it very well.
My frame was not hidden from You,
When I was made in secret,
And skillfully wrought in the depths of the earth;
Your eyes have seen my unformed substance;
And in Your book were all written
The days that were ordained for me,
When as yet there was not one of them.
How precious also are Your thoughts to me, O God!
How vast is the sum of them!
18 If I should count them, they would outnumber the sand.
When I awake, I am still with You.
O that You would slay the wicked, O God;
Depart from me, therefore, men of bloodshed.
For they speak against You wickedly,
And Your enemies take Your name in vain.
Do I not hate those who hate You, O Lord?
And do I not loathe those who rise up against You?
22 I hate them with the utmost hatred;
They have become my enemies.
Search me, O God, and know my heart;
Try me and know my anxious thoughts;
And see if there be any hurtful way in me,
And lead me in the everlasting way.