Are You on Firm Ground?

August 19, 2015

David asks God in Psalm 15, “Who may abide in Your tent?” The Israelites worshipped God in a tent while they journeyed to the Promised Land. They didn’t build a temple until King Solomon.

See if you would pass the test and stand by God.

1. Do you say, "I love God; He is first," but struggle on Sundays to go to church? Do you doubt things will work out for good if you obey Him?

          Verse 2: “He who walks with integrity, and works righteousness, and speaks truth in his heart."

2. Do you have a friend you can share everything with, but then she shares those things with someone else? Are you that friend?

          Verse 3: “He does not slander with his tongue, nor does evil to his neighbor, nor takes up a reproach against his friend; in whose eyes a reprobate is despised, but who honors those who fear the Lord.”

3. Do you share the problems of others?

         Verse 3: “...does not slander with his tongue,…nor takes up a reproach against his friend.”

4. Do you promise to do something but then change your mind when something better comes up? Does your word mean something?

          Verse 4: “He swears to his own hurt and does not change.”

5. Do you keep track of grievances? Or favors? Or obligations? You may never think to bribe, or would you? Do you share with others, for them to share with you?

          Verse 5: “He does not put out his money at interest, nor does he take a bribe against the innocent.”

If you passed the test…

          Verse 5: “He who does these things will never be shaken.”

Is it any wonder God stands in His tent, alone?

How has God dealt with you to be true to what you say---both inside and out?

Author of Biblical fiction, married to my best friend, and challenged by eight sons’ growing pains as I write about what matters.

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