Psalms 15:1 Lord, who may dwell in your sacred tent? Who may live on your holy mountain?
Have you ever looked online at the beautiful mansions the highly wealthy live in? The size, the view, the life. I would love to move to an estate looking out to the sea with a golf course next door.
One problem …money.
David is looking on a hill where the future temple of the Lord will be built. But I also believe he was looking beyond the hill into eternity when he asked God, “who can live in your tabernacle in the heavenliness?” “Who can make it to heaven and live in the mansions built for the saved?”
15:2 The one whose walk is blameless, who does what is righteous, who speaks the truth from their heart;
God begins with an overall general requirement. Who can live in heaven? The one who walks a blameless life. Someone who is always honest with themselves and others. Big Problem! We cannot be perfect because we sin, but the Holy Spirit and the Grace of God in our lives help transform us toward this requirement.
15:3 whose tongue utters no slander, who does no wrong to a neighbor, and casts no slur on others;
This verse reminds me of the scripture that smacked me in the face. Ephesians 4:3 “Be completely humble, and gentle. Be patient even with those who do you wrong.” OUCH! God says we must watch out tongues. Do not get even with others. (Forgive me, Lord, and help me with my tongue.) Always tell the truth.
15:4-5 who despises a vile person but honors those who fear the Lord; who keeps an oath even when it hurts, and does not change their mind; who lends money to the poor without interest; who does not accept a bribe against the innocent.
These are high character traits required to live on that eternal holy hill. The great news is this; we have a Holy Real-Estate Agent who wants to put us into that mansion on God’s Holy Hill. Jesus Christ paid the price for us to live there. Christ used His blood to clean our broken and sinful lives. He sent the Holy Spirit to help us live up to Psalms 15. We will never be successful in this life, but Psalms 15 ends with these words…
“Whoever does these things will never be shaken.”
Let your lightnside shine towards that Holy Hill.