WHAT GOD WANTS FROM EVERYONE - JOY!
Jesse M. Hendley
Turn with me now, friends, to Psalm 100, I awoke one
morning recently with this Psalm on my mind, because
the Lord had impressed me with the truth that we are
to come into His Presence with JOY, that our lives
should be Joyful toward the Lord, that Christians are
not to go around sad all the time, God is God, and He
is looking after us. And if we have faith in Him, the
result ought to be a Joy in the Lord that nothing
shall take away. I believe this is the meaning of the
joy of the Lord is thy strength." There is a joy that
absolutely nothing can take away.
Now we know that there is sadness when loved ones are
taken from us. That is only natural, Our Lord wept,
If Jesus wept about Lazarus with his loved ones, it
is not wrong for us to miss our loved ones, It would
be wrong not to miss them, if we really loved them.
But there is a JOY that God wants us to have.
Psalm 100 has only five verses. Many people have
committed it to memory. I'll read it through and then
break it up for you, May the Lord today show us that
if we are really Christians, if we really believe in
God and love God, we can find joyfulness in Him and
in His worship, regardless of what our circumstances
may be. Here it is.
1. Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands,
2. Serve the Lord with gladness; come before His
presence with singing,
3. Know ye that the Lord, He is God; for it is He
that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are His
people and the sheep of His pasture,
4. Enter into His gates with thanksgiving and into
His courts with praise; be thankful unto Him and
bless His name.
5, For the Lord is good; His mercy is everlasting,
and His truth endureth to all generations,
"All Ye Lands"
First, let us consider what God wants of every person
in the world. "All ye lands. " They tell us there are
4,000,000,000 people in th ...
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