Jubilate- Psalm 100
Psalm 100 is often known as the ‘Jubilate’, which is Latin for ‘O be joyful’. It is one of the most popular and often-used psalms for public worship.
This week, we will be celebrating Thanksgiving. Even though this holiday will be different with the absence of extended family and friends, we can still be joyful and thankful.
The Psalms offer help in this regard. David’s poems and songs provide us with a good example to follow: remembering God’s faithfulness throughout the ages, proclaiming God’s glory in all of Creation, thanking God for answering personal needs and prayers, and committing to being a servant of the Lord by honoring God with everlasting praise. In Psalm 30:12, the author writes, “…O Lord my God, I will give thanks to you forever!”
This is also a good pattern to share with your children—and if it’s been a while since you’ve read a psalm with them, Thanksgiving might be a great time to start.
Here is an invitation to the whole earth (not just separate ‘lands’) to offer a great shout of joy to the Lord, and to enter his presence, singing with uninhibited joy!