Word for the day by Christian Education Forum
The Glorious Coming of our LordScripture
Key Bible Verse Text
.He who does these things will never be shaken.” Psalm 15:5
As we all know, Christ is expected to come soon. We have no idea when, where or what time, but we do know that he will come. Moreover, we must be prepared for his coming. In order to prepare for this coming of Christ, we are given the Bible as a guidebook to tell us how we should live. Psalm 15 does a perfect job in explaining to us who we should strive to be and how we could be the best version of ourselves.
This psalm opens up with David asking God about who could dwell in his kingdom. Through the rest of this psalm the answer is revealed. In this psalm, the qualities that a person must have are righteous, honest, clean in speech, loving, caring and much more. Ultimately, you can live the way God wants you to live by genuinely wanting to serve him. Having a personal relationship and connection with God himself would only bring you closer, and thus, you would be able to inherit the kingdom of God when he comes.
Here are 3 important characteristics from Psalm 15 that could be implemented into our lives to please God:
1. Walk Uprightly
Walking upright may be a confusing topic to digest. However, we can recall from the Bible that Job was “blameless and upright”. Job was a man who obeyed God’s commands and remained steadfast when he was tempted to sin. People who are upright are humble and keep their eyes away from unclean things.
2. Stand Against Evil
Those who aren’t close to God typically will fall into temptation and evil because they have no better understanding. Staying close to God would allow you to understand the values of a Christian and may give you courage to stand up against evildoers and forces of spiritual darkness.
3. Keep Your Word
Those who don’t believe in Christ may be shocked on how God keeps his Word. However, those who are close to him truly understand the importance of telling the truth and maintaining a word that is rich in truth. Once you start keeping your word, you will see your faith in a completely different light.
Psalm 15 develops these ideas and displays the ways of life that are needed to please God. Especially since Jesus is coming, while we are here on earth, we must do our best to strive for the kingdom of heaven and all that it entails.
Lord, Heavenly Father, thank you for granting us the Bible to learn from everyday. Please allow us to use it as a guide when approaching every step of our lives. Give us strength to live a life that you are pleased with and to prepare for your coming. In Jesus' name, we pray. Amen.
Thought for the Day
“What you are is God’s gift to you, what you become is your gift to God.” - Hans Balthasar
Epiphany Mar Thoma Church, NY