June 3, 1998
Just as physical exams can give us insight into our health, a spiritual examination can help us diagnose problems or reaffirm our fitness. In Psalm 15, David asked who may dwell near God, then provided a series of diagnostic standards by which to measure our lives. As Alistair Begg leads us through this self-examination, he clarifies that passing tests is not how we find salvation; doing so merely gives evidence that Christ has saved us and is accomplishing His moral work in us.
1O Lord, who shall sojourn in your tent?
Who shall dwell on your holy hill?
2He who walks blamelessly and does what is right
and speaks truth in his heart;
3who does not slander with his tongue
and does no evil to his neighbor,
nor takes up a reproach against his friend;
4in 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;
5who 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.
Copyright © 2023, Alistair Begg. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
Scripture taken from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. Copyright ©2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved. Text provided by the Crossway Bibles Web Service.