Reflecting on God’s Word . . .

Psalm 15:1-5 NLT
[1] Who may worship in your sanctuary, LORD?

Who may enter your presence on your holy hill?

[2] Those who lead blameless lives and do what is right, speaking the truth from sincere hearts.

[3] Those who refuse to gossip or harm their neighbors or speak evil of their friends.

[4] Those who despise flagrant sinners, and honor the faithful followers of the LORD, and keep their promises even when it hurts.

[5] Those who lend money without charging interest, and who cannot be bribed to lie about the innocent. Such people will stand firm forever.

Reflection . . .

Who may worship the Lord and who may enter His presence?

The rest of the Psalm tells us.

Those who:

Are blameless, do what is right, speak truth, don’t gossip, don’t harm others, don’t speak evil, despise open sin, honour the faithful, keep promises, lend money without interest, and cannot be bribed, to lie …

Do we fit the list? May we come to worship the Lord, enter into His presence?

What’s missing? Perhaps we gossip or do not keep our promises? Do we always speak the truth?

We must yield all to the Lord and allow Him to transform us. Then we can come to worship Him and enter into His presence giving Him honour and glory!

Lord, I fully yield myself to you — all that I have, all that I am, and all that I hope to be. I give you everything about me . . . my strengths as well as my weaknesses. They are yours to do with as you please. I submit my heart, mind and will to you, Lord Jesus. Amen.

Andrew Murray