Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Psalm 15: What To Do To Be Saved Part One

LORD, who shall abide in your tabernacle?
Who shall dwell in your holy hill?
‘He that walks uprightly, and works righteousness,
and speaks the truth in his heart.’
Psalm 15:1–2

David was moved by the Spirit to ask God who would be saved in the end, at the Final Judgment.  Then, immediately, God spoke back to David, through David’s own mouth, and answered his question, revealing what will be required of all who hope to meet Him in peace.  God began with these two requirements.  Meditate on them, and ask Jesus to help you live this way.

Requirement #1: Do righteousness.
This is God’s righteousness, not our own, and to be able to do His kind of righteousness, we must receive His Spirit, for the holy Spirit, alone, gives us the power to understand and live in God’s kind of righteousness.

Requirement #2: Be honest-hearted.
To speak the truth in your heart means that you are honest with yourself, about yourself and all others, including those you love most.  An honest-hearted man would rather see the truth, whatever it is and whoever it is about, than to look the other way and pretend the truth is not there.