Psalm 15:1 LORD, who shall abide in thy tabernacle? who shall dwell in thy holy hill?
At the time of the writing of Psalm 15:1, the question and answer were somewhat clear. Who shall abide in the temple and dwell in the holy hill? The answer then would have been the Priests. In fact, they were the only ones who were allowed to continually dwell in the temple and stay there. Why? Because this was a place where God’s presence did reside. What characterized a priest? Well, some of the answers are given in the verses that follow Psalm 15:1. The type of man God would allow in this Holy place was to be upright, right living, a truthful and a kind person. He must be a person who cannot stand sin and loves the children of God. Someone who was generous with the needy and not greedy with what God had given to him. God would share a residence with this type of person.
Seeing today our body is the temple of the Living God, we might ask the question a bit different. Whom is God living with today? In Hebrews, it says we are now, as believers, of a royal priesthood. Therefore, we are the priests He lives with today. Is the person God is living with, which is YOU if you are saved, doing their best to provide a suitable living companion for God? Are we a Psalms 15 man or woman? We should count it all glory and honor to have Him as a guest in our temple. Who are we asking Him to live with?
As we go through our day today, we might think of our body as a vessel that carries God from place to place. As you look at, listen to, and speak with people, imagine God peering through your eyes to see what is out there. He leans to your ear to hear what is being said. He is trying hard to speak through your lips to tell people He is in there. Is His dwelling place today HOLY?
THROUGH THE BIBLE ACCELERATED READING (O.T.-1/N.T. & PS.-2/Prov.-Monthly)
Solomon 1-4 / Psalm 15 / Proverbs 15 / Matthew 19, 20
THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
Neh. 4-6 / Acts 13:29-52
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