Sunday, January 15, 2017

Psalm 15 - Never Be Shaken - Stand Firm Forever

This Psalm is very straight forward. The New Living Translation makes it very easy to understand.

Question: Who may worship in the LORD's Sanctuary? Who may enter into His presence?

Answer: Ultimately, we know from the New Testament side of scripture that our righteousness comes from Jesus Christ and His death and resurrection - and then by each individual putting his/her faith in Him as Lord and Savior. As a follower of Christ we then should strive to live as Christ. We will want to follow guidelines as seen in Psalm 15 - not as a means of salvation, but as an evidence of salvation.

So.... the "Answer" as seen in Psalm 15. Very easy to follow.

  • 2 Those who lead blameless lives and do what is right,
  •  speaking the truth from sincere hearts.
  • 3 Those who refuse to gossip or harm their neighbors or 
  • speak evil of their friends.
  • 4 Those who despise flagrant sinners, and 
  • honor the faithful followers of the LORD, and 
  • keep their promises even when it hurts.
  • 5 Those who lend money without charging interest, and 
  • who cannot be bribed to lie about the innocent. 
Well..... the list is easy to see, perhaps not so easy to do. We can't do these things on our own. But the list is doable if you allow the Holy Spirit to work in your life. 

Before we leave Psalm 15 notice the benefits of living a life following these guidelines. Not only will you worship and be in the LORD's presence, but you will never be shaken (NIV) stand firm forever (NLT).

Bottom line:
Live a righteous life and you'll stand firm forever. Cool!

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