Psalm 100:3 Know that the Lord is God: it is he that has made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.
I was reading the Psalms yesterday afternoon and this verse stood out to me as I was meditating upon Psalm 100. If one was looking for a single verse of scripture that called out for the universal adoration of the Lord this would certainly be a worthy contender to consider. This is an amazing verse to spend some time thinking about.
Know that the Lord is God and he is creator of the heavens and the earth. As such he has made us...each and every one of us. It is not we who created ourselves. We see in Colossians 1:15-16 and in Proverbs 16:4 that God made all for himself. We are his people and he is our shepherd. As sheep we are to look up to him for all things for he is the true and living God. The shepherd cares for his sheep and will not stand to lose a single one. We are wonderfully made and can take comfort in knowing we were known of God before he formed us in our mother's womb...we belong to him.
As you give praise to God and rejoice in him today read Psalm 100 out loud. The Lord is God, he is creator of all, and we are his people...so praise and rejoice in him today for this is the day that the Lord has made.