Dwell

Today’s post is part of our Psalm Saturdays series from guest blogger Robert Chamberlain. You can contact him by sending a message to  bobjc88 @ gmail.com. You can also find him at his new blog at www.roberlain.blogspot.com .

Psalm 15:1–5 (ESV)
1 O LORD, who shall sojourn in your tent? Who shall dwell on your holy hill?
2 He who walks blamelessly and does what is right and speaks truth in his heart;
3 who does not slander with his tongue and does no evil to his neighbor, nor takes up a reproach against his friend;
4 in whose eyes a vile person is despised, but who honors those who fear the LORD; who swears to his own hurt and does not change;
5 who does not put out his money at interest and does not take a bribe against the innocent. He who does these things shall never be moved.

The Lord is perfect. So to dwell with Him in heaven, we have to be perfect. But we’re not, so therein lies the problem. 

If we were perfect, as outlined in this Psalm, we’d be alright. Jesus is the only perfect man there’s ever been. He honours those who fear Him.

We have reason to fear God, as our holy Judge. We deserve His condemnation. But if we trust in Him for our salvation, we will be safe. 

If we trust in God, He can empower us to live holy lives. We can have integrity. We can choose not to sin. We may not be perfect, but when we see Him, we will be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is.

“Oh Lord God of heaven, may we dwell with You, through faith in Your Son, Jesus Christ. Perfect us by His Spirit we pray, in His name, amen.”


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