Tehillim / Psalms 15, Part 1, The Righteousness of God is Unmovable


This week’s study is from Tehillim / Psalms 15:1-5,  The Psalm is introduced as א  לַמְנַצֵּחַ לְדָוִד “For the choir director. A Psalm of David.”  David begins asking יְהֹוָה מִי-יָגוּר בְּאָהֳלֶךָ מִי-יִשְׁכֹּן בְּהַר קָדְשֶׁךָ 15:1 O Lord, who may abide in Your tent? Who may dwell on Your holy hill? (NASB)  Who is able to dwell in the tent of the Lord and upon the holy hill where the Temple will be built?  Because of man’s sinful heart, one would think that the answer would be that no man is able to “dwell” in the tent of the Lord or upon His Holy hill.  However, David responds saying ב   הוֹלֵךְ תָּמִים וּפֹעֵל צֶדֶק וְדֹבֵר אֱמֶת בִּלְבָבוֹ: 15:2 He who walks with integrity, and works righteousness, And speaks truth in his heart. (NASB)  It is those who walk with integrity and work righteousness who are able to abide in the tent of the Lord and upon His Holy hill.  Those who speak truth in their hearts and live their lives devoted to the Lord Most High.  David continues quantifying the man who walks with integrity, works righteousness, and speaks truth in his heart, such a man does not slander, does not do evil to his neighbor, neither does he accuse or blame his friend for anything.  ג   לֹא-רָגַל | עַל-לְשֹׁנוֹ לֹא-עָשָֹה לְרֵעֵהוּ רָעָה וְחֶרְפָּה לֹא-נָשָֹא עַל-קְרֹבוֹ: 15:3 He does not slander with his tongue, Nor does evil to his neighbor, Nor takes up a reproach against his friend; (NASB)  Read More:  Tehillim 15-Part1