Psalm 100 is the only psalm that is actually rendered “A Psalm of Thanksgiving.”  Within the two stanzas of this psalm, we are admonished to praise and worship the Lord, and we are given good reasons for doing so.
Every parent knows the tremendous responsibilities involved in raising children.  For many years parents commit themselves to feeding, clothing, and supplying the many needs of each child.  Verse three in this psalm reminds us that, in a similar way, God has
assumed responsibility for our well-being–we’re His people and the sheep of His pasture!  Remembering the Lord’s commitment to care for His “children” is a good way to encourage your faith.  God is your heavenly Father, and He delights in providing for your every need.  Exercise “child-like” faith in God’s goodness; you’ll be amazed at how easy it is to praise and thank Him!
PSALM  100  (Message Bible)
On your fee now–applaud God! Bring a gift of laughter, sing yourselves into his presence.
Know this:  God is God and God, God.  He made us, we didn’t make him.  We’re His people, his well-tended sheep.
Enter with the password: “Thank-you!”  Make yourselves at home, talking praise. Thank him.  Worship him.
For God is sheer beauty, all-generous in love, loyal always and ever.

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