Psalm 15: One Verse Analysis
This chapter lays out the criterion of actions one must follow to stand in the presence of God. The list David provides is fitting for a mortal man to stand in the presence of God; However, if one truly evaluates their heart and the motives of their heart, they will see that no one has ever been able to perfectly “walk blamelessly and [do] what is right” (Ps. 15:2). I wonder if this list left David’s audience feeling defeated since so man can ever live so righteously to dwell in God’s presence. However, I also wonder if this was just a personal prayer of David’s since it appears that he addresses God through the whole chapter.
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And who shall stand in his holy place?” (Ps. 24:3). David continues and states, “He who has clean hands and a pure heart, who does not life up his soul to what is false and does not swear deceitfully” (Ps. 24:4). While these verses seem logical, they rightfully set an impossible standard for man to reach God. From my perspective in the twenty-first century, I understand that Jesus fulfilled this standard because I could never fulfil this standard myself; however, I imagine this verse would make David’s audience feel hopeless if they truly evaluated their