Psalms Chapter 15
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Matthew Henry's Psalms Chapter 15 Bible commentary...
The way to heaven, if we would be happy, we must be holy. We are encouraged to walk in that way.
- Here is a very serious question concerning the character of a citizen of Zion. It is the happiness of glorified saints, that they dwell in the holy hill; they are at home there, they shall be for ever there. It concerns us to make it sure to ourselves that we have a place among them. A very plain and particular answer is here given. Those who desire to know their duty, will find the Scripture a very faithful director, and conscience a faithful monitor. A citizen of Zion is sincere in his religion. He is really what he professes to be, and endeavours to stand complete in all the will of God. He is just both to God and man; and, in speaking to both, speaks the truth in his heart. He scorns and abhors wrong and fraud; he cannot reckon that a good bargain, nor a saving one, which is made with a lie; and knows that he who wrongs his neighbour will prove, in the end, to have most injured himself. He is very careful to do hurt to no man. He speaks evil of no man, makes not others' faults the matter of his common talk; he makes the best of every body, and the worst of nobody. If an ill-natured story be told him, he will disprove it if he can; if not, it goes no further. He values men by their virtue and piety. Wicked people are vile people, worthless, and good for nothing; so the word signifies. He thinks the worse of no man's piety for his poverty and mean condition. He reckons that serious piety puts honour upon a man, more than wealth, or a great name. He honours such, desires their conversation and an interest in their prayers, is glad to show them respect, or do them a kindness. By this we may judge of ourselves in some measure. Even wise and good men may swear to their own hurt: but see how strong the obligation is, a man must rather suffer loss to himself and his family, than wrong his neighbour. He will not increase his estate by extortion, or by bribery. He will not, for any gain, or hope of it to himself, do any thing to hurt a righteous cause. Every true living member of the church, like the church itself, is built upon a Rock. He that doeth these things shall not be moved for ever. The grace of God shall always be sufficient for him. The union of these tempers and this conduct, can only spring from repentance for sin, faith in the Saviour, and love to him. In these respects let us examine and prove our own selves.
Timothy Wayne George's Psalms Chapter 15 comment on 2/15/2013, 8:57am...
This Psalm is a testimony of the type of people, that will abide in the sanctuary of God. Walking uprightly, working righteously, speaking the truth in their heart, not putting their money out with excessive interest, not gossiping about their neighbor, or taking up a reproach against their neighbor, and giving truthful testimony in a courtroom that hurts. God is pleased with these types of people. Integrity is the manifest destiny of these people. May the Lord so direct our hearts.
Mas's Psalms Chapter 15 comment on 12/19/2012, 2:44pm...
Verse 4 talks of those that engage, and finally discover that keeping that engagement would be hard to them, it may cost them a lot, in terms of effort, money, ownership or anything else… But they made a commitment, they will still keep that commitment. Those are the ones God is very pleased with and will ultimately honor, as stated in verse 4.
God bless you.
Heather's Psalms Chapter 15 comment about verse 4 on 12/19/2012, 12:27pm...
In whose eyes a vile person is despised, But he honors those who fear the Lord; He who swears to his own hurt and does not change. Psalms 15:4 I don't understand what this means? A bad person is despised, He honors who fear the Lord...why would anyone fear the Lord? He is one who is good to us. Swearing to your own hurt and not making a change. Is this talking about people who are in bad situations and they know it and they don't get out of them? Or is it talking about people who behave badly and know it and don't change?
HARRY ALLISON's Psalms Chapter 15 comment on 9/05/2012, 2:42am...
I will speak positive and uplifting things today...disappointments happen. No need to meditate over them, nor looking back or going in that direction.
Sharon's Psalms Chapter 15 comment on 8/16/2012, 12:10am...
Acknowledge the Lord with all thy heart and he will direct thy path.
Edwin Wilson's Psalms Chapter 15 comment on 3/26/2012, 1:09pm...
Praise God every moment of the day
Mild Bill's Psalms Chapter 15 comment on 6/15/2011, 6:04am...
"speaketh the truth in his heart" - You have to know something about God, to begin learning about your own heart.
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