BITE: His Character: True…

Psalms 15:1-2 [ESV]
O LORD, who shall sojourn in your tent?
Who shall dwell on your holy hill?
He who walks blamelessly and does what is right
and speaks truth in his heart;

I am camping out here in Psalms 15 for a bit. This is a beautiful passage outlining the attributes of the person shall dwell with the Lord in His presence. The second verse starts this enumeration with one who has a blameless walk, does right, and speaks truth in his heart.

A blameless walk is a tall order to begin with. Everything I do in my life has to result in outcomes that carry no blame. This is impossible for me to do of my own volition. My heart is too sick and my flesh is too weak without the Lord’s strength. Only when I am connected to the Spirit in prayer and saturated in God’s Word do I have what I need from the Lord to navigate a blameless walk.

This is followed closely by doing what is right. How do I know what is right? I know because I obey God’s Word and am attentive to the guidance of the Holy Spirit. Both of these again require that I am in fellowship with my Lord and Savior.

Finally, speaking truth in my heart is the inner voice that operates in honor to the Lord even when no one is watching. What goes on in the quietness of my mind must know the Truth and apply it. As I read ahead, I am realizing that this needs to be a chapter that I can recite to myself from memory; reminding my inner man what walking through God’s tent and patiently sitting in His temple requires.

How thankful I am to have the gift of the Spirit through my Salvation and the additional promises and instruction that the Bible carries beyond David’s day. So much to be thankful for.

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