Make a joyful noise to the LORD, all the earth! Serve the LORD with gladness! Come into his presence with singing! Know that the LORD, he is God! It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture. Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise! Give thanks to him; bless his name! For the LORD is good; his steadfast love endures forever, and his faithfulness to all generations. (Psalm 100)
This psalm is about loading the dishwasher.
That’s an odd thing to say, I know. But in a very real sense, it’s profoundly true.
You see, Psalm 100 reveals the glorious reality of God—His goodness, His steadfast love, His faithfulness throughout the ages, His…God-ness. And this reality, announced in His Word, is calling us to worship.
John Piper says, “There is no song in worship without a sight of God’s wonders.” That’s why we need the Scriptures so badly; they’re putting God’s glory on display and shouting to us, “This is your King! Worship Him!” The “sight” of God given to us in the pages of the Bible leads us to “enter His courts with praise.” Indeed, when the Word comes alive to us and we truly see “that the Lord, He is God,” we overflow with joyful worship, even in the most ordinary moments of life.
I wonder: Can that be said of you? Is the truth of God’s Word so ingrained in you that your everyday life is defined by joyful worship? As you drive to work? As you stand in line at the store? As you load the dishwasher?
Pause and let God’s Word do its work in you. Read Psalm 100 again and ask God to fill you with the reality it presents until joyful worship overflows—the kind of worship that makes daily obedience to Him delightful, not perfunctory.
If you want to make the most of Sunday (and I’m assuming you do!), it starts there–with God, His Word, and those dirty dishes in the kitchen sink.
Set List for Sunday, February 11, 2018:
The Solid Rock (J. Johnson, E. Mote, W. Bradbury)
Holy, Holy, Holy (Savior And King) (W. Beach, J. B. Dykes, R. Heber)
Heart Abandoned (S. Curran, K. Stanfill)
Build My Life (P. Barrett, K. Kaple, K. Martin, M. Redman, B. Younker)
How Great Is Your Love (K. Stanfill, P. Wickham, B. Younker)
You can also listen to a playlist of LifePoint’s current song rotation on Spotify.