For this week’s digital art journaling page, I used a new digital kit called Get Artsy from SweetShoppeDesigns. It has all kinds of cool textures, embellishments, and overlays. I’m using the Panstoria Artisan software for all my projects. I chose the final verse of Psalm 100 as a strong reminder to myself that God is good and loves us with an everlasting love.
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Filled with commands and directives to all people on earth, this Psalms describes how we should live in gratitude. Think about how you can choose joy today and live out the commands of this Psalm.
Make joyful noise
Serve the Lord
Come with singing
Enter his gates
Now we consider some truths about us and our relationship with God. When we acknowledge who God is and that He is sovereign, the weight is lifted off our shoulders. He created us and cares for each of individually. He is the shepherd and we are His sheep.
Savior, like a shepherd lead us,
Much we need Thy tender care;
In Thy pleasant pastures feed us,
For our use Thy folds prepare.
~ Dorothy A. Thrupp
The Psalm concludes with gratitude-worthy truths about God. “For the Lord is good; His lovingkindness is everlasting and His faithfulness to all generations.” Chuck Swindoll, in his book Living the Psalms, gives us this commentary on the meaning of verse 5:
His lovingkindness is everlasting. ‘Lovingkindness’ is the best English word to translate the Hebrew term chesed, but it is woefully inadequate. Chesed is perhaps the most important word in the entire Old Testament because it effectively sums up the character of God. That colorful word is so steeped in Hebrew culture and theology that it has no equivalent in other languages. That explains why chesed has been rendered by different translations as ‘mercy,’ ‘kindness,’ ‘lovingkindness,’ ‘goodness,’ and others. It describes God’s covenant love for His people—a passionate, merciful, pursuing, unrelenting kindness that overlooks their inability to repay Him or even return His love.”
As you think about His faithfulness to all generations, reflect upon the people in your past who shared God’s truths with you. How are you sharing God’s faithfulness to the next generation?
Joy, gladness, singing, enter His gates, enter His courts, thanksgiving, sheep of His pasture, lovingkindness, faithfulness, all generations
Hymns and Songs