A Season of Psalms - Psalm 15
“O Lord, who shall sojourn in your tent? Who shall dwell on your holy hill? He who walks blamelessly and does what is right and speaks truth in his heart; who does not slander with his tongue and does no evil to his neighbor, nor takes up a reproach against his friend; in whose eyes a vile person is despised, but who honors those who fear the Lord; who swears to his own hurt and does not change; who does not put out his money at interest and does not take a bribe against the innocent. He who does these things shall never be moved.”
English Standard Version (ESV)
I thoroughly enjoy living in the hill country. When our family first came to Comfort, we lived up on a hill overlooking the valley. We thought we were on top of the world, only to discover another higher hill behind us. From our vantage point, it was nice to view peaks and valleys as far as the eye could see, compared to the flat concrete landscapes to which we had become accustomed in Houston. For city folk, it was breathtaking.
David asks the question of who will live on God’s holy hill. Lest we misunderstand, it’s not so much a matter of location, but of proximity to God. In verse 2, we discover that those who seek to live blamelessly and please God are the ones who are privileged to abide in God’s presence. Not only that, but He has told us in His word that if we want to dwell with Him from here to eternity, then Christ must be our Lord and not our Sunday morning hobby. During the week, do we talk the talk and walk the walk? Do people see that we give justice, love kindness, and walk humbly with our God? Our God cannot be moved, and neither will we when we follow Him faithfully. Let’s see where He leads today!
Further Reading: Micah 6:6-8; John 15:1-11
Pray with me:
Lord, we want to be where You are. May we abide in You every moment of every day, giving justice, loving kindness, and walking humbly with You. In Jesus’ name, Amen.