Psalm 15: Be Do-ers of The Word
I bet James loved Psalm 15.
It has the word “do” 6 times
as well as other words like “walk”, “speak”, “stand”.
“Do what is right” is the theme. (v2)
“Be do-ers of the Word” is James’ theme. (James 1:22)
Live it, don’t just think it.
What will I ‘do’ today?
Will my words and choices
my habits and decisions
come from a place
of abiding in God’s presence?
Careful, though -
don’t think for a minute that ‘doing right’
is demanded as an entry ticket
into God’s tent.
There’s no way we can ‘do’ God’s ways
without God’s Spirit.
The more we ‘dwell in the tent’ (v1)
the more we live well
the more we look like Jesus
and Jesus sustains us and grounds us
until we can ‘never be moved’ (v5)
from his love and power
in all we do.
Psalm 15: Truth telling
If you want to walk tall in the ways of the Lord
you have to hold on to what matters the most.
The truth is the truth, there’s no getting round it,
the truth can’t be twisted, invented or fudged.
If you want to be trusted, admired and respected
then do what is right and say what is true.