Who may live in your Sanctuary?
LORD, who may dwell in your sanctuary?
Who may live on your holy hill?
Psalm 15 reads, “he whose walk is blameless and who does what is righteous, who speaks the truth from his heart and has no slander on his tongue, who does his neighbor no wrong and casts no slur on his fellowman, who despises a vile man but honors those who fear the LORD, who keeps his oath even when it hurts, who lends his money without usury and does not accept a bribe against the innocent. He who does these things will never be shaken.”
Whose walk is blameless. The walk is the continuous action of hearing the Word of God and putting it into practice like a wise man. “If we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin.” 1 John 1:7
Isaiah 15 offers another definition of walking blameless and upright. “He who walks righteously and speaks what is right, who rejects gain from extortion and keeps his hand from accepting bribes, who stops his ears against plots of murder and shuts his eyes against contemplating evil. This is the man who will dwell on the heights, whose refuge will be the mountain fortress.”
Who does what is righteous. “All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.” 2 Timothy 3:16-17
Speaking truth from the heart is what you say (quietly-in your mind and heart). This reveals your true feelings about your relationship with God. What flows out of your mouth will reveal the condition of your heart and mind. “Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.” Colossians 4:6
“Who does his neighbor no wrong and casts no slur on his fellowman: If anyone says, “I love God,” yet hates his brother, he is a liar. For anyone who does not love his brother, whom he has seen, cannot love God, whom he has not seen. And he has given us this command: Whoever loves God must also love his brother.” 1 John 4:20-21
“The fear (reverence) of the LORD is pure, enduring forever. The ordinances of the LORD are sure and altogether righteous.” Psalm 19:9
“The LORD confides in those who fear him; he makes his covenant known to them.” Psalm 25:14
God wants to make HIS covenant known to you. Allow the Glory of God through the power of HIS HOLY SPIRIT reign through you today. May your walk be righteous and blameless, full of grace, mercy and love because of what Jesus Christ has done in your life? Seek to hear your master’s voice today. “My sheep know my voice when I call them.” Listen today to hear his voice speaking in the midst of whatever circumstance comes your way.
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