Psalm 100

Psalm 100
Restored Israel Summons the Nations to Jerusalem to Praise Jehovah
Psalm 100. This Psalm is titled “A Psalm of thanksgiving”, and it gives us the thanksgiving of restored Israel in the Millennium, calling on the nations to come up to Jerusalem to praise Jehovah!
A Psalm of thanksgiving.
1 Shout aloud unto Jehovah, all the earth!
2 Serve Jehovah with joy: come before his presence with exultation.
3 Know that Jehovah is God: 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; give thanks unto him, bless his name:
5 For Jehovah is good; his loving-kindness endureth for ever; and his faithfulness from generation to generation.
vv.1-5 Israel Calls the Earth to Praise Jehovah. In v.1 we have the call of restored Israel to the nations – “all the earth” – to shout to Jehovah in praise, and to enter into His presence with joy. The nations will come up to Jerusalem to worship Jehovah (Isaiah 2:2; Zech. 14:16), and they will recognize the one sublime truth that Israel was called as a nation to bear witness to; “that Jehovah is God”. Israel will function as a “a kingdom of priests” (Ex. 19:6) in the Millennium, according to their original calling, and as such will conduct the worship of the nations who will come up to Jerusalem. But Israel will own before the world that their blessing is not through their own merit, but through the grace of Jehovah, and thus they own their relationship to Him; “it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture”. Restored Israel is pictured as welcoming the Gentiles into the gates of the gates of Jerusalem, and ushering them into the courts of the temple of Jehovah, and leading out their thanks and praise (v.4). The theme of the praise is the goodness of the Lord, His loving-kindness, and His faithfulness (v.5). All the blessing of the earth, whether for Jew or Gentile, is a result of the kindness and faithfulness of God!