Jan 21, 2019

Psalm 15

O Lord, who shall sojourn in your tent?
     Who shall dwell on your holy hill? 

For many today, David’s opening question seems so antiquated, so last week. The default is, if, there is a God, he doesn’t really care how we approach him, just that we approach him. But David’s question is not what is out of touch here but rather such attitudes reveal that we are often out of touch with the holiness of God. Psalm 15 reminds us that enjoying access to God is a privilege not a right. As a privilege it is not tied to social or economic status, gender, age, or ethnicity but it is a privilege nonetheless. It is not a call to ritual, or even doctrinal formalism, but rather a call to personal integrity exercised before God and with people.

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