Sunday, October 1, 2017

Sunday Musings - She Walks Uprightly

Psalm 15 describes the character of those who may dwell with the Lord. The characteristics begin with one who "walks uprightly" and "works righteousness," someone who acts according to God's laws, demonstrating ethical standards.

To highlight this message in my journaling Bible, I traced an illustration from a recent issue of Life: Beautiful magazine. This image depicts a woman walking uprightly physically, a great way to emphasize the lessons of walking uprightly spiritually as described in this Psalm.


For the one sentence journaling, I chose to use "she" as the pronoun because it helps to personalize the scripture and its lesson.


Walking uprightly physically has several advantages, including good posture, renewed confidence, and easier breathing. For the person who walks uprightly spiritually, this Psalm ends with a promise that whoever does these things "shall never be moved."

Lord, who may abide in Your tabernacle?
Who may dwell in Your holy hill?
He who walks uprightly,
And works righteousness,
And speaks the truth in his heart;
He who does not backbite with his tongue,
Nor does evil to his neighbor,
Nor does he take up a reproach against his friend;
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;
He who does not put out his money at usury,
Nor does he take a bribe against the innocent.
He who does these things shall never be moved.
 ~Psalm 15

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