Psalm 15: Lord Almighty, Who May live on Your Holy Mountain?
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.
The psalmist had one question on his mind: Who could dwell with Almighty God? And this should be a primary question on all our minds and in all our prayers. ‘Lord, who may dwell in Your sacred tent? Who may live on Your Holy mountain?’ One of the most powerful aspects of the Book of Psalms is that it is “God breathed.” The Good Lord Himself gives us answers to our questions.
Within this particular psalm, we find the answer to who may dwell in His sacred tent:
Those whose walk is blameless; those who do what is righteous; those who speak truth; whose tongue utters no slander; who does no wrong to their neighbor; who casts no slurs on other people; who despise vile evil-doer’s but honor those who reverently fear the Lord; those who keep an oath even when challenged; those who lend to the poor expecting nothing in return; and those who refuse to accept bribes against the innocent.
Faith is obedience, and obedience is active; not passive. The Lord almighty assures those who do all these things will never be shaken. He will always honor righteousness, fairness, peace, love and truth. Walk according to His precepts and you will never go astray.
“Lord God, thank You for telling us the way in which we should go. Thank You for allowing us to dwell in Your sacred tent where we rest under the mighty wings of Your protection. In Your precious and Holy Name we pray. Amen.”