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

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Dr. Duane D. Miller received his Ph.D., M.S., and B.S. Degree in Chemical Engineering from The University of Akron Ohio. He is currently a Chemical Engineering Researcher. Duane’s research expertise has focused upon functional materials development for the control, conversion, and release of process gases in Energy production technologies. His R&D interests include computational chemistry, developing novel technologies for converting biomass to fuels and studying their fundamental interactions during the chemical conversion process. His past experience includes sorbent development for pre- and post-combustion CO2 and SO2 capture, selective absorption of H2S from methane streams, O2 capture for oxy-fuel combustion, photocatalytic reduction of alcohols, NOx reduction catalysis, the development of oxygen carriers to combust fossil fuels (CH4 and coal) for the chemical looping combustion processes, and the extraction of rare earth elements using patent pending sorbents. His research expertise has focused on operando-characterization using Infrared, Raman, and UV-Vis spectroscopy to observe the nature of the catalytic active sites and reaction intermediates under realistic reaction conditions, allowing direct correlation of molecular/electronic structures with catalyst performance during Gas-Solid / Liquid-Solid Adsorption and Photocatalytic Processes with real time online analysis of reaction products using ICP-MS and mass spectrometry. His current work involves a multi-disciplinary approach to developing, understanding, and improving the catalytic gasification of coal and methane, high temperature chemical looping combustion, and the catalytic decomposition and gasification of biomass and coal using novel microwave reactor.​ He has been studying the Hebrew Scriptures and the Torah for 20+ years and sharing what he has learned. The studies developed for MATSATI.COM are freely to be used by everyone, to God be the Glory!