"He who does these things shall never be moved."
Day 104 – Psalm 15
“He who does these things shall never be moved.” Psalm 15:5c
CHALLENGES OF CONTEMPLATIVE PSALMS
Contemplative psalms are most challenging to read! The very nature of these psalms causes us to take time to do the following:-
1. To ensure that we take nothing for granted
a) We can take God for granted all too easily.
b) We can end up with a very “casual” approach to God.
2. To go deeper in our understanding of what it means to truly relate to God
a) We begin with a basic understanding of God.
b) We must contemplate what it means when we speak of having a faith-relationship with God.
c) Psalm 15 offers a personal check-list of a life that would truly be pleasing to God.
3. To rectify areas that need attention
a) Certain weaknesses in life will surface (as we do contemplative comparison).
b) These must be addressed till weaknesses are transformed into strengths.
4. To work at having greater clarity of thought
a) Clarity of thought is to be welcomed at any time.
b) Having fuzzy ideas of faith in God is never commendable.
5. To be stirred within the heart
a) To seek cleansing where sin is noted.
b) To seek greater consistency in the balance between faith and life.
A PRECIOUS WORD OF ENCOURAGEMENT
Let us be deeply challenged by this word of promise. Let us contemplate the hope that we can remain steadfast and true in faith and life.
“He who does these things shall never be moved.”