The Righteous shall not be Moved
Bible Nugget 0210 [Psalm 15 v 1-5 KJV]
1Lord, who shall abide in thy tabernacle? who shall dwell in thy holy hill?
2He that walketh uprightly, and worketh righteousness, and speaketh the truth in his heart.
3He that backbiteth not with his tongue, nor doeth evil to his neighbour, nor taketh up a reproach against his neighbour.
4In whose eyes a vile person is contemned; but he honoureth them that fear the LORD. He that sweareth to his own hurt, and changeth not.
5He that putteth not out his money to usury, nor taketh reward against the innocent. He that doeth these things shall never be moved.
As Paul told the Corinthian Christians;
“Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves.” [2 Corinthians 13: 5],
Every Christian needs to take a snapshot of his life and verify he is walking in lockstep with the LORD. Ask yourself. “Am I ready to stand before the judgment seat of Christ” at this moment. Just as Paul asked the Corinthians, the Psalmist throws the question to a wider audience, in fact to everyone under the sun; “who is qualified to stand in God’s sight in His tabernacle.” His answer includes character traits such as uprightness, righteousness, truthfulness, non-backbiting or slandering, loving his neighbour, regards those that fear the Lord, and does not take bribe or take advantage of other’s finances. The Psalmist spoke these words as He was moved by the Holy Spirit and the revelation of God available in His time. Asked by Teachers of the law, Jesus summarized all commandments in the Old Testament to loving God fervently and equally loving your neighbour as yourself. [Matthew 22: 36-40].
36Master, which is the great commandment in the law?
37Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.
38This is the first and great commandment.
39And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
40On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.
The gospel of Jesus is simpler, and appear foolish to some but therein is the power of God. Embrace it and you will see how much easier it is to serve God.
Lord I come to you just as I am without a plea of my righteousness but washed in the blood of Jesus. I dwell in your tabernacle as a place of refuge and gather strength for every spiritual battle. Fill my heart with the glories of heaven. I stand in awe of you and worship you in the beauty of your holiness continually all the days of my life in Jesus name. Lord help me so that your righteousness will be my righteousness. Let your fear be engrafted in my heart. Lord let me be a man of my words and stand to defend the truth at all times. Give me a caring heart and one that loves to help others and not to take advantage of them in Jesus name. Amen.