Have you ever wondered, What do I have to do to live a stable life, to not be twisted with every fierce wind of opposition or pulled from what is right to what is ultimately degrading? How can I have the kind of healthy fellowship with God that will bring joy and fulfillment?
Perhaps David sat on a lonely rock overlooking some rich grassy valley where sheep grazed and pondered such questions. The shepherd boy who would become Israel’s most famous king, had a wonderful relationship with God. Psalm 15 gives us his insights to what was critically important to sustaining fellowship with God and withstanding life’s trials.
Psalm 15--Lord, who can dwell in Your tent? Who can live on Your holy mountain? The one who lives honestly, practices righteousness, and acknowledges the truth in his heart—who does not slander with his tongue, who does not harm his friend or discredit his neighbor, who despises the one rejected by the Lord but honors those who fear the Lord, who keeps his word whatever the cost, who does not lend his money at interest or take a bribe against the innocent—the one who does these things will never be moved.
Eight verses later in chapter 16, David wrote, “I keep the LORD in mind always. Because He is at my right hand, I will not be shaken.” The Hebrew word for be shaken is the same word David used in 15:5 be moved. It is a nice tie to Psalm 15. When we keep the Lord always in mind and fellowship with Him, we are unmovable. How do we keep Him at our right hand? We hold fast to the principles laid out by David.
Take inventory. How are you doing with the list above? Identify what is not working or where you are struggling and seek the Lord’s help to fix what needs repairing. Be unmovable!
Now may the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the eternal high priest himself, the Son of God Jesus Christ, build you up in faith and truth and in all gentleness and in all freedom from anger and forbearance and steadfastness and patient endurance and purity.—Polycarp
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Ecclesiastes 12:10-The Teacher sought to find delightful sayings and to accurately write words of truth. (Holman CSB)