Finding Yourself in the Psalms

Psalm 15

Hymn #38 Ye Servants of God
Prayer and Greeting
Hymn #619 Hiding in Thee
Bill Braun – Indian couple professed Christ
Leaving for Russia tomorrow.
Still need more support. Currently @ 77%
Elisa Colon – Julio to come out of coma tomorrow – function not sure. 10 minutes no ox.

Needs help with kids tomorrow. Possible ride to Newark.

Help with chairs/ tables after service

Read Psalm 15
Scrogie “God’s Guests”
Psalm 14 – description of the natural man
Psalm 15 description of the spiritual man
Synonymous parallelism v. 1
Question (15:1) Answer (15:2-5a) Assurance (15:5b)
I. The Question. “Who may dwell in your sanctuary?”
A. Reference to intimacy with God.
B. The owner determines what conduct is acceptable for the guests.
II. The Answer. 15:2-5a
A. General answer
1. Blameless. No fault. “Complete, sincere or perfect”
2. Righteous.

Integrity is more important than religious technique

B. Specific answer.
1. Speaks truth. (Pos)
2. No slander (neg)
3. No harm to neighbor (neg)
4. No slur, insult (neg)
a. Comments, lies, gossip, stereotypes b. Does not lift self by insulting others
5. Despises a vile man (pos), honors those who fear the Lord. Hates the things God hates
a. Isa 5:20 Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter.
6. Keeps his oath even when it hurts (pos)
a. Truth and integrity more important than personal gain
7. Does not accept a bribe (neg) III. Assurance. Not be shaken.