Psalm – Chapter 15: A psalm of David.

Today’s chapter is Psalm 15, so let’s jump right in.

“Lord, who may dwell in your sacred tent?  Who may live on your holy mountain?” – Psalm 15:1

Yes, a good question.  Who is worthy?

“The one whose walk is blameless, who does what is righteous, who speaks the truth from their heart; whose tongue utters no slander, who does no wrong to a neighbor, and casts no slur on others; who despises a vile person but honors those who fear the Lord; who keeps an oath even when it hurts, and does not change their mind; who lends money to the poor without interest; who does not accept a bribe against the innocent.” – Psalm 15:2-5

In other words, no one.  According to these verses, the bar is set so high that no one is worthy of God’s sacred tent.  And maybe that’s the point.  I can accept that, but I don’t think that is what the authors are trying to get across in these verses.  They are stating there is a way to be worthy of God’s mountain.  Here’s the thing though.  No one can reach that level, even those who do follow all the items described in these verses.  Take Job, for example.  He was worthy.  He was the most righteous person in the land according to the Bible, yet God punished him greatly for it.  Try as you might, you will never be worthy, for if this god exists, he’ll make sure to punish you if you do approach this worthiness.

Coming Soon:  Psalm – Chapter 22:  For the director of music. To the tune of “The Doe of the Morning.” A psalm of David.

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