by Dr. Dan Sharp, Minister of Worship
By now you have figured out we are slowly working our way through the Psalms. Psalm 15 begins with an interesting question. “Lord, who may dwell in your sanctuary?” In typical Hebrew fashion, the question is repeated, though stated slightly differently. “Who may live on your holy hill?” The answer is interesting. “He whose walk is blameless and who does what is righteous.” Note the double answer to the double question. How does this fit with the previous psalm where we learned that not even one person does what is good? The person in this psalm brings an entirely different mindset.
The fourteenth psalm begins with the fool saying there is no God. By contrast, the person in the fifteenth psalm “speaks truth from his heart… honors those who fear the Lord… does what is righteous.” This person lives in the presence of the Lord continually and is shaped by being in God’s presence. Being shaped effects how this person lives, speaks, and acts. The same is true for you today. The psalm ends, “He who does these things will never be shaken.”