Without equal, God is good to us. Against the backdrop of pain and strife, God’s goodness shines out. Hearts filled with ungratefulness would be filled with gratitude in only a few moments if we focused our energy on contemplating the mercies and blessings of God on us. We would serve the Lord with gladness and thankfulness. We ought to serve the Lord with joy in our heart because He has called us to serve Him and not another lesser being. The Lord is good.
Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands. Serve the Lord with gladness: come before his presence with singing. Know ye that the Lord he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture. Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name. For the Lord is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations.