"The Perfect Man."
This Bible Study is is provided by http://www.theseason.org/ and shared with permission from it's author R. Christopherson
Psalms 15:1 "Lord, who shall abide in Thy tabernacle: Who shall dwell in Thy holy hill?"
Who is going to reside in God's holy mountain? Stop and consider it.
Psalms 15:2 "He that walketh uprightly, and worketh righteousness, And speaketh the truth in his heart."
Can you assemble the fact of these past few chapters? The truth is the Word of God. We are to seek the foundation of all truth, and that is how you dwell in the house of the Lord. You don't listen to fairy-tales nor allow some heathen do your translating for you. You learn to assemble your fact and read them for yourself. Those that can do that will be the people that will dwell in God's tabernacle.
Psalms 15:3 "He that backbiteth not with his tongue, Nor doeth evil to his neighbour, Nor taketh up a reproach against his neighbour."
When you teach and learn God's truth, then the false teachers stand out like a sore thumb. It is not backbiting, but allowing the Holy Spirit to make known the truth in your mind and spirit. To backbite is to condemn a neighbor to hell for not believing as you believe. Don't try to force any one to believe as you believe for that wisdom comes only from the Holy Spirit.
Psalms 15:4 "In whose eyes a vile person is contemned; But he honoureth them that fear the Lord. He that sweareth to his own hurt, and changeth not."
The person that hears bad words said against them and things that are a lie; he or she does not react. He doesn't become bitter of others slander of him. Yes you can defend yourself, but don't let others lies destroy you. This again is talking of the person that God considers perfect in His eye sight. The only form of striking back is through righteous indignation. It is saying, don't let your emotions and reactions rule you, but practice patience in your life.
Psalms 15:5 "He that putteth not out his money to usury, Nor taketh reward against the innocent. He that doeth these things shall never be moved."
Anytime a person falls, it is because they are on an unstable foundation. Our foundation had better remain in God's holy Word. Remember back in Psalms 11:3-4 "If the foundations [hashshatheth=settled order of truth] be destroyed, What can the righteous do? The Lord is in His holy temple, The Lord's throne is in heaven: His eyes behold, His eyelids try, the children of men." Build your faith on it and you will never fall.
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