Character Check

In Psalm 15 David answers a question that is posed in verse 1: Lord, who may abide in Your tabernacle? Who may dwell in Your holy hill? Who is able to be in Your presence Lord? What kind of character does a person have who is in the presence of the Lord? I’ll put the entire answer here for you to read: He who walks uprightly, And works righteousness, And speaks the truth in his heart; He who does not backbite with his tongue,  Nor does evil to his neighbor, Nor does he take up a reproach against his friend; In whose eyes a vile person is despised, But he honors those who fear the Lord; He who swears to his own hurt and does not change; He who does not put out his money at usury, Nor does he take a bribe against the innocent. He who does these things shall never be moved. These verses provide an opportunity for us to do a character check, a self evaluation of what lies in side us. What I ask you to do this morning is to read through this list and see if any of these phrases describe areas in your life that need some work. Note how the list focuses on how we relate to others. The two great commandments according to Jesus are to love God and love our neighbor. Love for God is indicated by love for our neighbor. If there are any weaknesses in your character indicated by these words, repent and ask God for forgiveness and ask Him how He can work in your life to strengthen the weak areas.


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