“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” (Ps. 100:4-5). Believers should enter the courts of the Lord with praise, for He is good. “Come, my people, enter thou into thy chambers, and shut thy doors about thee” (Isa. 26:20). The Lord Jesus taught that men should enter God’s presence in secret. “But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut the door, pray to thy Father which is in secret: and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly” (Matt. 6:6). John described the glories of the celestial city of God and wrote, “Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city” (Rev. 22:14).Golden Thought Enter into His gates with thanksgiving. Taken from Stewart Custer, Wonderful Words (© 2006 BJU Press). Used by permission. Unauthorized duplication prohibited.