It’s Thanksgiving Day about noon and the football game is about to begin. You walk into the house from smoking your turkey (if the truth were told you are pretty proud of yourself), and ask your wife, “where do you want me to put this?”
Her answer, “wherever.” She is just a little short with you because she has been busy cooking and baking the rest of the meal-, while you have been busy WATCHING the turkey smoke.
The house is her domain. She does things the way she has planned them, and I have learned to not interfere. If your wife is like mine, she doesn’t do it because she wants to be recognized, but because she loves and cares for me, our guests, and the meal. She doesn’t do it for thanks, but she sure deserves it. That’s who she is. Guys, do we really thank her enough for all she does?
I think David had that principle in mind in Psalm 100:4. “Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise. Be thankful to Him, and bless His name.”
David was NOT going to forget to praise and be thankful to God! This world is His kingdom, His court, the place where He reigns–wherever you go. He created us, takes care of us, gives us things we don’t deserve and graciously deals with our quirks because He loves his family.
In His domain, we should always be thankful and bless His name. Praising Him for all that He does and is.