Devotional Guide, Today’s Reading – Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Theme: THE ESSENCE OF WORSHIP

Text: “Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all ye lands. Serve the LORD with gladness: come before his presence with singing.” – Psalm 100:1, 2.

Comment: The worship of God calls for gladness and readiness to do His will.  Music plays a great role in making the mind glad and prepared to hear instructions in righteousness that will lead to life by the grace of God.  Little wonder then the Psalmist declared:  “O come, let us sing unto the LORD: let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation. Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving, and make a joyful noise unto him with psalms.” (Psalm 95:1, 2). With this great source of joy before a Christian worshipper, every time the opportunity to worship God avails itself, every sincere believer should look forward with joy to the gathering of God’s people in worship. “I was glad when they said unto me, Let us go into the house of the LORD. Our feet shall stand within thy gates, O Jerusalem. (Psalms 122:1, 2) Such interest in the work of God attracts His blessings as it is expressive of one’s good heart condition. “Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love thee. Peace be within thy walls, and prosperity within thy palaces. For my brethren and companions’ sakes, I will now say, Peace be within thee. Because of the house of the LORD our God I will seek thy good.” – Psalm 122:6-9.