Saturday, July 7, 2018

Psalm 15:1-2, 18:32 NIV 2011

Lord, who may dwell in your sacred tent? Who may live on your holy mountain? The one whose walk is blameless, who does what is righteous, who speaks the truth from their heart…

It is God who arms me with strength and keeps my way secure.

 

David’s two Psalms offered instruction to the faithful desiring access to the Lord. Moral purity was the overarching key to drawing near to God. Hebrews 12:14, “Make every effort to live in peace with everyone and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the Lord.” The holy mountain was the temple in Jerusalem. David delineated the characteristics of God’s faithful: blameless, righteous and words spoken with truthful hearts. God strengthened and secured their paths. Psalm 18:29, “With your help I can advance against a troop; with my God I can scale a wall.” Those who desire access to God have hearts surrendered to Him.

 

How have I pleased God today? This is the question that needs an answer daily. Some days I’ll admit He’s probably not as pleased with me as He is other days. But then sometimes it seems I’ve done the best possible under that day’s circumstances. Living in peace is much easier than being holy because I’m still a sinner. He strengthens me while guiding my protected path. My heart’s surrendered to Him so I have access to God through my prayers.

 

What do others see when they see me?

 

Granted access together,

S

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