QT – Psalm 15

Vs. 1, “LORD , who may dwell in your sanctuary? Who may live on your holy hill?” David opens up with a spiritual question. Who is righteous enought to dwell with God? Only one person was truly righteous and that was Jesus. But David poses a good point in which we must examine our lives before we draw near to God. Instead of listing a do’s and don’ts tally..David expounds on the character of a person. Not only should we approach God with right conduct but also right character. These qualties of character included integrity & honesty, our relationship with others, and even how we deal with money.

Regarding application…Approaching God.  How then do we approach God? Take a look at Hebrews 10:22, “let us draw near to God with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water.” Along with Psalm 15, we begin to see how we should strive to be when we come into the presence of God. By sincerely taking this to heart, it really should help us deepen our experience when we come into the presence of God whether in your own QT or @ church.  Back in the good old days high school wrestingl…everytime we would have a competition against an opponent,.I would always do several things leading up to the actual wrestling bout. Of course, I would maintain my weight level so when they weighed me I was not over. Then, I would spend up to an hour stretching & visualizing me taking down my opponent. I would also listen to music that would get my hyped up to go out there and claim victory! My point: When we are about to go into the presence of God…how much more should we get ourselves ready & prepared when we approach our Heavenly Father!