Today’s passage: Psalm 15
- Psalm 14 explained the characteristics of the sinner. Psalm 15 shows the ways of the righteous.
- Only Jesus Christ meets this criteria. It is only through His sacrifice and imputed righteousness that we have the freedom to pursue these characteristics and have access to God.
- Righteous living is measured in what you do. Our motives matter and our actions matter.
- “Despising” the vile person is not to be understood as being rude and hateful towards a sinner. It does mean that a righteous person would be able to rightly discern between those who are living sinfully and those who are living for the Lord. A vile person would not be regarded as one who fears the Lord.
Questions to consider:
- What are all of the righteous acts we ought to pursue in this Psalm?
- Why would it be foolish for a person to say they are a Christian but not have any fruit of righteous activity or change? What does a person being made righteous do?
- As we grow to become more like Christ, why is it always right to remain humble in our obedience? (Why are we able to be counted righteous and how are we able to pursue righteousness?)