Welcome to our journey through the Psalms in 2017. We as a church are reading through the Psalms this year. We will basically read 3 Psalms per week. I pray your reading is going well and God is speaking powerfully through His Word.
Psalms 13-15 (ESV); Week 5
Chapter 15 starts with; O Lord, Who shall sojourn in your tent? Who shall dwell on your holy hill? This question is a pertinent one even today. Who is it that really can be with the Lord?
David declares one of the characteristics for dwelling with God is being blameless. At first glance we may think that would disqualify all of us. The reality is that David was proclaiming the characteristics of someone who had feared the Lord and decided to live for him. David wasn’t proclaiming that only perfect people can be with God, he was describing the attributes of a follower of God.
When we think about whether or not we can be with God, we understand that we cannot by our own morality or goodness. We know that Paul states in Romans 3:23 that we all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. Even if we want to follow really bad and try and live a good life its not enough. We have to rely on God’s grace and mercy. For you and I to be blameless and be with God, we must call on the name of the Lord. We must acknowledge that Jesus Christ, the Son of God died on a cross and rose again three days later. He died to pay the penalty for our ungodliness and our sin. Have you accepted that in your life? The Bible says that everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved. Have you repented of your sin and turned to the Lord?
You can dwell with the Lord now and forever!
See you in church!