Psalm 100:4-5 – 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.
We learn from Jesus that God, and God alone, by His Holy Spirit grants entry into His kingdom. Jesus said that one must be born again to even see the heavenly kingdom (John 3:3). God is a Spirit and we know that we must worship Him in Spirit and in Truth (John 4:24). Everything else is merely the trappings of ceremony and tradition.
The psalmist makes this clear encouraging believers to enter the heavenly court with praise and thanksgiving. He also gives us the reasons being God’s goodness, mercy and truth. Praise God that He has made it so simple to come to Him by grace. Christ has born the weight on His shoulders that our burden would be light.
Do not look to the world for an example of worship. Seek God’s Spirit in His Truth. There you will find Him.