Thursday, July 28, 2011

In Search of the Sacred

LORD, who may dwell in your sanctuary? Who may live on your holy hill?

He whose walk is blameless and who does what is righteous,

who speaks the truth from his heart and has no slander on his tongue,

who does his neighbor no wrong and casts no slur on his fellowman,

who despises a vile man but honors those who fear the LORD,

who keeps his oath even when it hurts,

who lends his money without usury

and does not accept a bribe against the innocent.

He who does these things will never be shaken.

I'm preaching through this Psalm--15--for the next few weeks. We are made holy through Christ's sacrifice* (Hebrews 10:10, et al), but what does holiness look like?
*That's a New Testament statement. Yet, in the Hebrew Bible, God is always saying that he is the one who makes his people holy. Never seems to address the HOW.

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