O Lord, who may abide in Your tent? Who may dwell on Your holy hill?
— Psalm 15:1 —
Eric Weathers: TMAI Headquarters | USA
Psalm 15 motivates believers to openly praise God in the presence of their coworkers, customers, and suppliers. Our psalm describes actions of the redeemed. It demonstrates the commitment, reputation, and character of those worshiping the Lord. Do you have the credentials to be in God’s presence? The opening two-fold question is piercing: “Who may abide in Your tent? Who may dwell on Your holy hill?” David cannot be with God until he first traverses the hill upon which His tent is pitched. Do you have the credentials to be in God’s presence? Just before God gave the Ten Commandments, He warned the people, “Do not go up on the mountain or touch the border of it; whoever touches the mountain shall surely be put to death” (Exod. 19:12). Since David could not touch God’s mountain, then neither could he enter His presence. The king wanted to be with God, but he did not want to die! David then lists several characteristics of those who may dwell with God. These express themselves in the workplace as: having integrity, accomplishing righteousness, speaking the truth from the depths of your soul, fleeing from slanderous language, not harming your neighbor, not reproaching a friend, despising that which God loathes, honoring God’s people, fulfilling your promises even if the consequences are severe, and, when lending to the poor, not charging interest. Ask yourself—do these characteristics describe you as one who worships God in the marketplace?
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