January 29, 2023

Sunday – Poetry

Psalms 13-16

Highlight Verses:

“Who may worship in your sanctuary, Lord? Who may enter your presence on your holy hill? Those who lead blameless lives and do what is right, speaking the truth from sincere hearts. Those who refuse to gossip or harm their neighbors or speak evil of their friends.”

Psalms 15:1-3 NLT

When I started reading this Psalm, I thought it was interesting that it came right after a Psalm declaring that everyone was evil. You gotta be blameless and do what is right to enter the sanctuary.

Then David starts to define what is right.

Tell the truth!

Everything that comes after that in this Psalm reflects different forms of honesty.

Of course, dishonesty is not the only sin out there. But honesty is at the core of righteousness. If you are honest with yourself and others, you will seek to correct other bad behavior so that you can remain honest.

If you are honest with yourself, can you claim to be one hundred percent honest?

If you are committed to a life of complete honesty, would you continue to try to get away with sin?

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