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Entering God's Presence

One does not visit a king just any old way. One must be invited and must follow the rules of the king's court. Likewise, God, the King of Kings, invites us to enter His presence and tells us how we should conduct ourselves before Him. Psalm 100 tells us three instructions on how to enter God's presence.

First, we must enter God's presence in the right manner. Psalm 100 tells us that we should enter God's presence with joyful shouting, singing, thanksgiving and praise. This is not a somber occasion. It is a boisterous celebration of God's goodness.

Second, we must enter God's presence with the right mindset. Psalm 100 instructs us to enter God's presence with the knowledge that the Lord is our God and our Creator. Also, the psalm instructs us to enter His presence with the knowledge that He owns us. God does not work for us. We work for Him.

Third, we must enter God's presence with the right motives. Psalm 100 tells us that we should worship God because …