Psalms 100:4-5 Reasons To Praise

Psalms 100:4-5 (KJV)
Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.
For the LORD is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations.

Here are three simple and immutable reasons to come into the house of God with thanksgiving and praise:

The Lord is good
Strong’s Concordance defines this as good, “in the widest sense.” God is Good in every way imaginable.

His mercy is everlasting
Everlasting comes from a word means to conceal or the vanishing point. It is reminiscent of infinity. It means His mercy extends beyond our vision. It continues until it simply fades out of view.

His truth endureth to all generations
The word “endureth” has been added by the translators. They italicized it so we would know they had done so. Kudos to them for their transparency and integrity. Still, it is obvious it belongs here and simply means, “as far, as long and as much as.”

God’s truth endures as far as all generations. As long as there is another generation God’s truth is still true. It needs no adjustment, no tweaking, no refinement to relate to another generation. What was true of the first generation to hear God’s truth is true of the last generation that will hear it.

Notice that praise and thanksgiving is all on account of God. If we have our eyes on Him we can always be thankful.


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Marvin McKenzie was born in the Pacific Northwest and became a Christian at the age of eighteen. He has been in the Baptist ministry for thirty years and has planted and pastored churches in Washington and Oregon. Besides his pastoral ministry, Marvin has been actively involved in training men for the Baptist ministry. He has conducted local church Bible Institutes in those churches he has pastored, from which a number of men have entered the ministry. Marvin also served as: Vice President of the Western States Baptist Bible Fellowship, The Board of Directors of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA, Dean of men at Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, Executive Vice President of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA and Executive Vice President of Heartland Baptist Bible College in Oklahoma City, OK. Marvin is married to Anita. They have two sons, Bohannan and Caleb. Both are Baptist pastors in Washington State. Marvin enjoys camping, fishing and horses.

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