In Psalm 11, we looked at the heart of the people calling out to God for deliverance in times of apparent neglect. Yet, as faithful believers we know that our timetable is not His. In Psalm 12, a look into the atheist’s heart was shown. However sure these self-proclaimed expositors of practical knowledge are, in the end they are just that; puffed up fully aware sinners in need of a broken heart. These notions culminated in Psalm 13. The depths of despair are deep. But, it is through these trials that our faith is forged and our savior solidifies hope in the hearts of the redeemed. Psalm 14 then serves as the perfect summary of the foolish, the people in this world who willfully choose to deny the existence of God… they really don’t get it. We as a race are corrupt by our very nature, and it is through that corruption (that fall) which allows grace to reign supreme.

Instead of providing a commentary on Psalm 15, I ask that you read through Psalms 11-14 noticing the effects of sin and a misplaced heart. Then read Psalm 15 and notice the contrasts between a worldly life and God fearing one.

O Lord, who shall sojourn in your tent?
Who shall dwell on your holy hill?
He who walks blamelessly and does what is right
and speaks truth in his heart;
who does not slander with his tongue
and does no evil to his neighbor,
nor takes up a reproach against his friend;
in whose eyes a vile person is despised,
but who honors those who fear the Lord;
who swears to his own hurt and does not change;
who does not put out his money at interest and does not take a bribe against the innocent.
He who does these things shall never be moved.

(Psalm 15)