“Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.”
King James Version (KJV)
ISAAC U. KAONYEUYOASO's comment on 2015-01-08 10:26:36:
Thanksgiving and praise are like username and password, that 's two key factors required to open and access through network for email, account, register etc. The same is applicable with God. So, no thanksgiving and praise, no free or easy link and comminication with God, because that 's the only principle the panel of trinity recognises and appreciate so very much.
FOLAKEMI IPAYE's comment on 2014-11-30 21:11:50:
praising God is more deeper than thanking God. We tend to thank God based on those things He has done for us and praise God when we acknowledge Him as God. That is why the Psalmist says he will enter God ' gate with thanksgiving and God 's court with praise. We should cultivate the habit of praising HIM for who God is and not only thanking HIM for what He has done.
MockingBird's comment on 2014-08-29 08:06:39:
Thanksgiving and Praise unto God is the highest expression of our faith. A heart filled Praise and Thanksgiving !!!!
Olabode's comment on 2014-08-29 03:22:14:
This particular verse tells that, we should appreciate God for what he has done. If we want to do any thing, we should start with thanks, if we start with thanks, we will end with gladness. Our Lord Jesus Christ was our perfect example,at Lazarus grave, he gave thanks to God. Feeding about five thousand people, he gave thanks. So, to bring down the presence of God, we must thank him, praise him, serve him etc.
Prayer's comment on 2014-07-22 15:46:15:
We should be grateful at all times. Above all we should be concerned about His love toward us. We give Him all thanks for it is good
Georgia Harris's comment on 2013-11-27 00:18:25:
I thank God for these wonderful words about God its a great blessing to me keep your hands in God hands you are doing a wonderful work in JESUS NAME AMAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Chuks cyrus's comment on 2013-11-10 21:28:55:
God receives pleasure when we praise him for all he has done, and in turn gives his treasure.
Maxine C's comment on 2013-09-12 19:46:25:
I Love it! I love to give him praise!
Tosin's comment on 2011-08-18 06:55:02:
I pray that this verse I want to discuss with you blesses you and I and give glory to God. Amen.
The book of Psalm is great to study and it blesses too. I love to zero-in to verse 4.
Enter into His gate with thanksgiving in your heart and into His court with praise.
If we look at the previous verses, we would recall that the Psalmist was able to think of the greatness of God. It is him that has made us and not we ourselves...it means the Psalmist understands that God made him. He understands that God has done a lot of good things for Him. So, the Psalmist develop thankful heart. This thankful heart allowed him to enter His gate. Whose gate? The gate of God. Now, let us dig deep into this verse a little bit. Many Christain come to God, but with which heart? Do we come to God with thanksgiving or with confrontation? The Psalmist understands that God who made him would not let him suffer. The psalmist remembered God's deeds in his life. He did not forget God's goodness on him. So, he developed a habit of thanksgiving in his heart. He said he would praise the Lord at all times (Psalm 34). This helps him to come to God with thanksgiving heart.
Many Christain come to God, but do not reach God. Why? It is because they do not come with thanksgiving. Eventhough Church gate is opened, God's gate is still being closed against many Christain because they do not come to God with thanksgiving. How can you come to a King without thanksgiving? No way. The gate would not be opened. So, it means many Christain come to Church and not blessed because they did not come with thanksgiving heart.
I understand that sometimes,we are sad and we feel not excited whenever we want to come to Church. We need to remember that we do not want to come to Church alone, but we want to come to God. So, in order to get through the gate of God, we need to have reasons to be thankful to God. There is not pretence in this. Trully, God has been good to us. The prove is that you and I are still alive. We have the choice to jion the Psalmist to say this is the day the Lord has made. we will rejoice and be glad in it.
So, as we come with thanksgiving in our heart to the house of God, the gate to get to God is opened to us. Remember, it is not Chruch gate or Church door. As we enter His gate through thanksgiving in our heart, we forget our present problems, we yield to the Holy Spirit and flesh thoughts gradually disappear within His gate. Then, we enter into His court with praise. When we praise God, we get more close to God. In His presence, there is liberty. In His presence, there is joy and peace. Love radiate in the face of those who praise God. That is why those who praise God do not lack anything good in life. Praising God makes God steps into our situations and makes a great difference. Do you want a great miracle that will wow you? Start praising God. In the court of God, wonders happen. It is a great experience if we can praise God.The court of God is where God lives. So,in His presence, you are free from your sicknesses, diseases, opressions, curses and bondages.
They all give way out. They dare not stay where God lives. I know you are now excited to enter into God's court. Me too.
Meanwhile, in order to enter into God's court, we need to develop the habit of thanksgiving first. We should be thankful to God for everything, including what we have not received yet. "Though it tarries, it will not tarry"...entering into God's presnece with thanksgiving promotes us to get into God's court with praise in our mouth. Once we get into His court, we hit great "JACKPOT". A kind of opened check for us. He is always willing and able to bless us. He is waiting for us to come to Him with thanksgiving and praise.