Dwelling On His Holy Mountain


Tuesday June 7, 2011

As I was reading in the Psalms this morning, I came across Psalms 15 where David asks a question regarding individuals who want to dwell with the Lord and who want to walk on the holy mountain with Him. It is a short chapter with only 5 verses and tells us what are the requirements for walking with the Lord. In fact in these 5 verses there are only twelve requirements. “The one whose walk is blameless, who does what is righteous, who speaks the truth from their heart; whose tongue utters no slander, who does no wrong to a neighbor, and casts no slur on others; who despises a vile person but honors those who fear the lord; who keeps an oath even when it hurts, and does not change their mind; who lends money to the poor without interest; who does not accept a bribe against the innocent. Whoever does these things will never be shaken.” (Psalms 15:2-5).

As you go thru this list, I’m sure that you can fulfill some or maybe many of these requirements. What I found though that I stumbled on was the very first one. One whose walk is blameless. To be blameless is to have nothing in your life that God can point to as sinful or destructive to yourself or to others. I can’t say that my life is blameless. In fact it isn’t. Over the years there have been things that I have done and words that have said that have been hurtful to the Lord and to others. I am not blameless. As I look closer to the list, I know that at some point in my life I have tripped over most of those requirements. It places me and I am sure you in a delimma. I am not free from sin. It reminds me of Paul in the New Testament in Romans 7 where he wrestles with what he wants to do but he does the very thing that he hates. He finishes off his problem by saying, “Thanks be to God, who delivers me through Jesus Christ our Lord!” (Romans 7:25)

Today on this journey, you and I can walk with the Lord on His Holy mountain because of what Jesus Christ did. Enjoy the journey today with Him

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About James Gorton

I am happily married to Nadine, a person I've known for 20+ years. She and her late husband owned Airpark Auto Service where I took my car for years. Four years after my wife died we began dating and the rest is history. We have a blended family of 6 children between us and love visiting them across this country. We recently had our third grandchild between us. We love to hike, bike and ski. I am a psychologist and do relational life coaching for marriages and families primarily. I love what I do and never get tired of seeing marriages and families move to more healthy places in their lives. Five years ago my oldest daughter Deborah encouraged me to begin writing my thought into a blog I call my Jlog (Jim's log). I have become more and more passionate in connecting everyday experiences to spiritual truths. I hope that as you read my Jlog, you will gain insight into your personal life and experience true growth in your personal and relational life.
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