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.

Yahweh is good (Ps 34:7-34:10)


“The angel of Yahweh encamps

Around those who fear him.

He delivers them.


O taste and see!

Yahweh is good!

Happy are those

Who take refuge in him!


O fear Yahweh!

You his holy ones!

Those who fear him have no want!


The young lions suffer want.

The young lions suffer hunger.

But those who seek Yahweh

Lack no good thing.”

If it is not Yahweh, it is his angel who surrounded David. To those who feared Yahweh, he delivered him. David then asked us to taste and see how Yahweh was good, which has become the title of a popular hymn. Those who took their refuge in Yahweh were to be happy and holy. They would no longer fear like young lions that worried about want and hunger. Those who sought Yahweh would not lack for anything. They were the truly blessed and happy ones.