Thursday, August 26, 2010

Not shaken, but stirred.

Psalm 15 is what I call, a "How to live" passage.  David, like all of us, must have been feeling some pressure.  I work for a company that seems to like setting goals.  I am totally not a goal setter.  I am very content with what I am doing.  Whether you think that is personally good or bad, it doesn't matter to me.  It's not that I don't want to move forward, but I don't mind staying the same.  I have enough people around me that have to always be doing something and trying to outdo each other or the neighbors. 

But, when it comes to my spiritual life, that is different.  I want to be growing, learning.  I keep reading, praying, and writing.  I like where I am going.  I hope that as I read Psalm 15, I will like where I am going is where God wants me to go.  I like the last part of verse 5.  I want to not be shaken, but I want my heart stirred.

Psalm 15

A psalm of David.
 1 LORD, who may dwell in your sanctuary?
       Who may live on your holy mountain?      
2 Those whose walk is blameless,
       who do what is righteous,
       who speak the truth from their hearts;
    3 who have no slander on their tongues,
       who do their neighbors no wrong,
       who cast no slur on others;
    4 who despise those whose ways are vile
       but honor whoever fears the LORD;
       who keep their oaths even when it hurts;
    5 who lend money to the poor without interest
       and do not accept bribes against the innocent.
       Whoever does these things
       will never be shaken.

1 comment:

  1. i'm a goal setter, so for me its hard to try not to earn my salvation. i'm not Jesus therefore nothing i do can be good enough.