Today we sing the song of strong marriages and healthy home life. Read Psalm 15. This Psalm shows us the way to live in the Presence of God and it points to a way of heavenly living. The Psalm starts off with a great question? Who can dwell in Your Presence Lord? We go on to hear that God requires holiness and honesty from us, purity in how we speak and how we think about others, purity in how we live. Holiness begins in our heart and mind, what do you think about? What do you fill your heart and your mind with? The best thing we can fill our mind with, is the Word of God! The people who are closest to us (for most this is our spouse and children, but can also be those who are closest to you in life) these people see us in our truest form. They hear our words, they watch us live, they know our choices. They see if we are filled with God’s Presence and are in pursuit of knowing His Word and holy living and thinking and speaking. Psalm 15 describes to us the wonderful way of living in the Presence of God, that if we would be happy in Christ, we must be holy and honest. The character that God requires of us as His children is a constant pondering of His word, walking in His ways (Jesus said “I am the way”) the lifestyle that God desires for His children is full of healthy thinking and speaking. This heavenly way of living goes even further as we see at the end of the Psalm, we begin to care about the needs of those around us. Is this what fills your home? I think it’s so wonderful that God wants us to speak honestly and highly of others. We hold them up, we don’t slander our spouse or children (even in our deepest secret thoughts we value our loved ones), we keep our home holy and protect each other from the filth of this world in what we watch on TV, or listen to or read, we show kindness to those in need and support the poor and broken around us. This type of lifestyle is a place where God can dwell. This is heavenly living. This is a place where a holy God can be with us and we can grow in Him. Today let’s pray for holiness and honesty to fill our home! May it be our hearts passion and pursuit.
1 Lord, who may dwell in your sacred tent?
Who may live on your holy mountain?
2 The one whose walk is blameless,
who does what is righteous,
who speaks the truth from their heart;
3 whose tongue utters no slander,
who does no wrong to a neighbor,
and casts no slur on others;
4 who despises a vile person
but honors those who fear the Lord;
who keeps an oath even when it hurts,
and does not change their mind;
5 who lends money to the poor without interest;
who does not accept a bribe against the innocent.
Whoever does these things
will never be shaken.