Make a Joyful Noise . . .
Psalm 100:1-5 NLT
 Shout with joy to the LORD, all the earth!
 Worship the LORD with gladness. Come before him, singing with joy.
 Acknowledge that the LORD is God! He made us, and we are his. We are his people, the sheep of his pasture.
 Enter his gates with thanksgiving; go into his courts with praise. Give thanks to him and praise his name.
 For the LORD is good. His unfailing love continues forever, and his faithfulness continues to each generation.
Reflection . . .
Psalm 100 is another one of the most popular Psalms. We’ll be looking at it over the next couple of days as well. Again, in this Psalm there is much to glean!
Verse 1 is translated “Shout with joy”, which is good but the old KJV translation gives a somewhat more accurate one by saying, “Make a joyful noise.”
The point here is that we are commanded to be joyful, but making noise to the Lord may seem somewhat barbaric or rudimentary. Perhaps the reason the original language of the Psalms (Hebrew) says, “noise” is because anything can be to the Lord even if it is like a clanging gong and unpleasant for some. Some people cannot make a beautiful shout, or music or noise. So, as long as it’s joyful and unto the Lord, it’s honouring to Him.
Make a joyful noise unto the Lord! Why?
Because He is good and His mercy endures forever.