Psalm 15 serves as a checklist of the qualities one must possess to "dwell in the sacred tent" of the Lord. It's a moral code encompassing truth-telling, neighborly conduct, and financial integrity, among other virtues. The psalm suggests that living a righteous life isn't merely about ritualistic obedience, but involves ethical behavior and moral uprightness. In succinct terms, it gives us the criteria for living in harmony with God's principles, echoing the message that integrity and righteousness are the tickets to a close relationship with the Divine.

Psalm 15

1  (A Psalm of David.) LORD, who shall abide in thy tabernacle? who shall dwell in thy holy hill?

2  He that walketh uprightly, and worketh righteousness, and speaketh the truth in his heart.

3  He that backbiteth not with his tongue, nor doeth evil to his neighbour, nor taketh up a reproach against his neighbour.

4  In whose eyes a vile person is contemned; but he honoureth them that fear the LORD. He that sweareth to his own hurt, and changeth not.

5  He that putteth not out his money to usury, nor taketh reward against the innocent. He that doeth these things shall never be moved.

End of Psalm 15

1 Year Plan: Feb 5 - Ex 25, Ex 26, Ps 15 [next day]

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