KEY FROM GOD’S WORD:
Psalm 15:1 LORD, who shall abide in thy tabernacle? who shall dwell in thy holy hill?
THOUGHT ON GOD’S WORD:
At the time of the writing of Psalm 15:1, the question and answer was clear and yet not. Who shall abide in the temple and dwell in the holy hill? The answer then would be the Priests. In fact, they were the only ones who were allowed to dwell in the temple and stay there. Why, because this was a place where God 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, truthful, and a kind person. He must be a person who can’t stand sin and loves the child of God. Someone who was generous with the needy and not greedy with what God had given him. God would share a residence with these people.
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. We are the priests He lives with today. Is the person God is living with, which is YOU, 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?
CARRYING THAT THOUGHT THROUGH THE DAY:
As we go through our day today, let’s 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’s out there. He leans to your ear to hear what’s being said. He is trying hard to speak through your lips to tell people He’s in there. Is His dwelling place today HOLY?
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