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.
This is a Psalm that speaks directly and clearly to the Christian who desires to live a life that pleases God. In order for us to truly represent Christ, His word outlines for us how we ought to live. Furthermore, in order for us to truly look forward to spending eternity with Christ, we need to be pursuing what it means to love, serve and honor Him. When we finally make our way to Heaven, eternity will be spent in His presence. Our love for all other things will no longer exist.
This is not a “checklist” that will gain us more favor with God. It is a heart-desired life style that is fueled with a love for God and as an outflow of that, our lives reflect Him. The starting point in which a love for God is developed all begins with our hearts. These specific traits that the Psalmist described “walk blameless, do what is right, speak the truth from the heart” are all things that truly show if our lives are pointed at Christ.
Seek to love, encourage and support those around you. If someone wrongs you, forgive them and display God’s kindness. The Gospel is to be at the center of our hearts and through the our strength found in Christ alone, we can be shinning lights to those around us.