Daily Bible Reading Devotional – July 5th, 2016

Scripture Reading(s)

Psalm 15

15:1 O LORD, who may abide in your tent? Who may dwell on your holy hill?

15:2 Those who walk blamelessly, and do what is right, and speak the truth from their heart;

15:3 who do not slander with their tongue, and do no evil to their friends, nor take up a reproach against their neighbors;

15:4 in whose eyes the wicked are despised, but who honor those who fear the LORD; who stand by their oath even to their hurt;

15:5 who do not lend money at interest, and do not take a bribe against the innocent. Those who do these things shall never be moved.



“Those who do these things shall never be moved”

Who is able to abide in the Lord’s dwelling place? Who is able to remain in the presence of the Lord even after our mortal death? Today we would say anyone who was born again through Jesus. However, when the Psalmist wrote Psalm 15 they knew nothing of Jesus. Rather, they knew YHWH and the Law which was given to them. Who among these could abide in tent of the Lord?

Only those who were blameless and had the truth in their hearts. Those who honored the Lord even when it meant their own lives would be hurt.

I would suggest that even today we are called to live by the standards provided in Psalm 15, even if we do live in time where we know we have forgiveness and righteousness through Jesus.

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