Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Psalm 15 Blameless Enjoy God's Presence

KEY TEXT: Psalms 15:1-3 Lord, who may dwell in your sanctuary? Who may live on your holy hill? 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.

KEY THOT: To dwell in God’s presence (sanctuary) requires us to be blameless. David the psalmist defines blamelessness as integrity of character. The blameless makes no excuse for his conduct: he not only walk his talk; he also talks his walk. The blameless person 
  • Act right: “does what is righteous”, “honors those who fear the Lord”, “keeps his oath”, “lends money without usury (interest)”, and “does not accept bribe”, “does his neighbor no wrong”
  • Speak right: “speaks the truth from his heart”, “has no slander on his tongue”, “casts no slur on his fellowman”
An indicator that we have compromised our integrity is the loss of joy in our lives. Our joy comes from experiencing God’s presence. If we are not blameless, our standing in God’s sanctuary is compromised and so is our joy, for “in Your presence is fullness of joy” (Psalm 16:11).

Father, help us keep our spirit, soul and body blameless until Your coming. Amen.

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