Sunday, January 15, 2012

150 Days of Psalms - Psalm 15

I've had a good, full day. Even though I read Psalm 15 this morning, here it is after 9:00pm and this is the first chance I've had to write about it. I get to church a little before 7 on a Sunday morning, we had q couple over for lunch and we visited right up until time for me to go back to church for a handbell rehearsal, watched "Courageous" (which every man from the age of late teens on up should watch) and then Haven is here visiting for her Grani-is-going-to-spoil-me-for-a-day time and she wanted to go to Red Lobster (so of course we did.)

So... that's probably more information than you wanted.

Psalm 15 asks a question and then tells you the answer.

1 O LORD, who may abide in Your tent ? Who may dwell on Your holy hill ?

The answer is spelled out in the next 4 verses.
2 He who walks with integrity,
and works righteousness,
And speaks truth in his heart.
3 He does not slander with his tongue,
Nor does evil to his neighbor,
Nor takes up a reproach against his friend;
4 In whose eyes a reprobate is despised
But who honors those who fear the LORD;
He swears to his own hurt and does not change;
5 He does not put out his money at interest,
Nor does he take a bribe against the innocent.

He who does these things will never be shaken.

These are not things we do naturally; they are evidence of God working in  a person's heart. But even though it is the work of the Holy Spirit to make a change in a person's life, it is up to the individual to have some self-discipline, to follow God's leading and to work out his salvation by living a godly, righteous life. It comes down to choices we make.

What choices will you make this week?

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