Yahweh is good (Ps 100:4-100:5)

“Enter his gates with thanksgiving!

Enter his courts with praise!

Give thanks to him!

Bless his name!

Yahweh is good!

His steadfast love endures forever.

His faithfulness endures to all generations.”

This psalm ends by making that equation of God and good, with “o” the only difference in English. Yahweh is truly good. We are to enter his gates with thanksgiving and praise. We are to give thanks and bless his name because of his goodness. We then have the often repeated thought that his steadfast love and faithfulness endure forever to every generation. This eternal love of God for us is once again prominent.

Praise Yahweh (Ps 100:1-100:2)

A psalm of thanksgiving

“Make a joyful noise to Yahweh!

All the earth!

Worship Yahweh with gladness!

Come into his presence with singing!”

Psalm 100 is like the doxology or ending of the psalms about the kingship of Yahweh. It clearly is a thanksgiving psalm as the title indicates. We are asked to praise Yahweh. Everyone should make a joyful noise as they worship Yahweh with gladness. They are to come into his presence singing.