“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 15:1-5 ESV
Sojourn: to live temporarily. This psalm appears to describe the ultimate houseguest for God’s dwelling place. When we are going to worship God, we are entering His house and need to prepare our hearts for presence before a Holy God. This means recognizing our own need for forgiveness and atonement for our sin. Having our hearts right before entering into His house is critical to not only our own worship but for others’ worship, as well.
Satan will do everything in his power to put up barriers to your worship time with God so that you do not venture into His tent. Bow your head and lift high your hands to receive the gift of forgiveness, and enter into praise and thanksgiving to the Holy One! 🚦