The Code: Who?

“LORD, who may dwell in your sanctuary? Who may live on your holy hill?” (Psalm 15:1)

Psalm 15 is not just about discovering the code to living unshakable lives; it’s about something much deeper. It answers the questions in today’s verse – what kind of life does God want from us?

sand_350God dealt differently with his people then. God’s place on earth was in the tabernacle (or sanctuary) on Zion, Jerusalem, God’s “holy hill.” David was asking what it takes to be worthy to come before God and worship him, to be his guest, to spend time with him.

Of course, those of us in Christ understand that nobody is worthy of living with God forever because of our sin. We must first be forgiven through faith in Jesus to be granted a spot in the eternal choir of worshippers in the new Zion. But David’s questions still matter to us.

How do worshippers of God live? What’s their code? What choices of ours does God really care about?

Think: Does it matter to God how Christians live now if we’ve already been forgiven for our sin through faith in Jesus?

Pray: Ask God to give you a deep passion to be a person of everyday integrity.

Do: Look up the definitions of “character” and “integrity” in an online dictionary. Copy and paste them into an e-mail and send it to yourself.