{Psalm 15}

Tonight I was reading Psalm 15 and was greatly encouraged on how a believer lives righteously for the Lord:

O Lord, who shall sojourn in your tent?

Who shall dwell on your holy hill?

He who walks blamelessly and does what is right

and speaks truth in his heart;

who does not slander with his tongue

and does no evil to his neighbor,

nor takes up a reproach against his friend;

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;

 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.

{Psalm 15}

On reading John MacArthur’s notes he states that Psalm 15 is possibly the most ultimate question-and-answer sessions out of all the Psalms. You see throughout the Psalm it’s a sequence of responses to the question of acceptable worship.

A Little Outline by John MacArhtur:

l. A two part question (vs.1)
ll. A twelve part response (vs.2-5b)
A. Three positively phased ethical characteristics (vs. 2)
1. His lifestyle exhibits integrity
2. His deed exhibit justice.
3. His speech exhibits reliability
B. Three negatively cast ethical characteristics (vs. 3)
1. He does not tread over people with his tongue.
2. He does not harm his fellow man.
3. He does not dump reproach upon family or friend.
C. Three positively phrased characteristics (vs. 4a-c)
1. He views the reprobate as rejected.
2. He respects the people of God.
3. He holds himself accountable.
D. Three negatively cast ethical characteristics (vs. 4d-5b)
1. He is not fickle.
2. He is not greedy.
3. He can not be bought.
lll. A one part guarantee (vs.5c)

I just wanted to share what my devotion was about tonight and hopefully encourage others to be living strongly for our God and Savior. “I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.” {Philippians 3:14}


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