“For the LORD is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations.” (Psalms 100:5)
For every structure that is to stand, there must be a firm and sure foundation. The same is true with the House, or Structure, of the Worship of God. The Foundation of the Worship of God is – who God is. It is the knowledge by the worshipper of who God is; and from these facts flow his Praise, his Worship, his Thankfulness; and they are the reasons that the worshipper blesses His Holy Name.
What is it the worshipper of God perceives about God?
First, it is His Person; “For the LORD is good.” The Hebrew word for “good,” “ṭôb”; is used in the sense “pleasant” or “delightful” (Genesis 49:15); or as “favorable” or “in one’s favor” (Genesis 40:16). God is described as one who is “good,” or one who gives “delight” and “pleasures” (Psalms 73:28). But here in Psalms 100:5, “good” is used as an adjective, to describe that God is “right, best.” “God is essentially, absolutely, and consummately good (see Matthew 19:17; Mark 10:18; Luke 18:19).” See Psalms 106:1; 107:1; 118:29; 145:9; Jeremiah 33:11; in these Scriptures, the word “good” is used of the purest form of good.
The reason God is good is because He is Holy (1 Peter 1:14-16); He is Pure; He is Perfect, without sin; He is Righteous. God is the Perfect Standard of good; therefore He is Worthy of worship and praise. So, He is worthy of the Believer’s worship (or of his kiss of adoration). (The Greek word most frequently translated as “worship” is “proskuneō.” It comes from “pros,” which means “toward”; and “kuneō,” which means “to kiss.”)
The praise for God’s Goodness is also because God lives in the worshipper. The Believer is thus praising the Goodness of God that has been implanted in the Believer in the “new man,” in the “new creature.” Therein is the value of the praise of the Believer; for the Believer perceives the only good in him is God; and He is good.
Second, it is His Purpose; “his mercy is everlasting.” The Born of God Believer understands that it is through the Mercy of God (who is Christ) that he has received Grace (Ephesians 2:8-9). The Believer also has a witness in his spirit that God’s Mercy is everlasting; this witness produces an assurance and a confidence in the Everlasting Purpose of God that he can never be separated from the Love of God. (See Romans 8:29-39; John 10:27-31.)
“For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.” (Romans 8:29)
“Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified.” (Romans 8:30)
“What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?” (Romans 8:31)
“My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:” (John 10:27)
“And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.” (John 10:28)
“My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father’s hand.” (John 10:29)
“I and my Father are one.” (John 10:30)
This fact in the mind of the Believer is the second stone in the Foundation that motivates and moves him to Honor God, to Worship God, and to Praise God.
Third, it is His Perpetuity, “and his truth endureth to all generations.” Christ is the Truth (John 14:6). He is enduring, everlasting; “I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore…” (Revelation 1:18). The Believer understands that Christ is Eternal Life. He knows that He (Christ, Eternal Life) lives in him (1 John 5:20). He knows that Christ, the Truth, has defeated all enemies (1 Corinthians 15:55-57). He is within the veil; victorious. He defeated the devil (Hebrews 2:14); and is seated on His Throne (Revelation 4, 5). Because of this perception of the Victory of Christ, who liveth for ever more; the Believer knows he is in that same Victory.
“For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.” (1 John 5:4)
The Believer knows that Christ is Eternal Life and He endureth forever.
Therefore, His Person, His Purpose, and His Perpetuity form the basis of our Worship of God; for from these facts (or truths) flow the Believer’s Praise, Worship, and Thankfulness; and the reason the Believer blesses His Holy Name.
Therefore, the Believer bows before God. He performs his worship with joy; with gladness; with singing; with the knowledge of who God is, and who he is; and with thanksgiving. When you do these things before God, He is honored and He is worshipped. (Read 1 Chronicles 29:10-18.) The Perception of Worship is on the Foundation of who God is and who the Believer perceives he is in Christ.