Lord, Who May Dwell In Your Sacred Tent?–Psalm 15
1 Lord, who may dwell in Your sacred tent?
Who may live on Your Holy mountain?
2 The one whose walk is blameless,
who does what is righteous,
who speaks the truth from their heart;
3 whose tongue utters no slander,
who does no wrong to a neighbor,
and casts no slur on others;
4 who despises a vile person
but honors those who fear the Lord;
who keeps an oath even when it hurts,
and does not change their mind;
5 who lends money to the poor without interest;
who does not accept a bribe against the innocent.
Whoever does these things
will never be shaken.
“Thank You, Lord, for the invitation to dwell in Your sacred tent and to live on Your Holy mountain, embracing all Your ways:
The blameless walk;
doing what is righteous;
speaking the truth from one’s heart;
uttering no slander;
doing no wrong to a neighbor;
casting no slur upon others while despising the vile;
honoring those who fear the Lord;
keeping a costly oath;
steadfast in one’s commitments;
lending without gouging;
refusing bribes against the innocent.
As You and Your ways are steadfast, Lord, thank You for the unshakable strength that comes from abiding in Your ways and dwelling in Your tent. Under Your canopy and shelter shall we dwell for all time.”
By Professor Paul Anderson