Truth in the Heart
"LORD, who shall abide in thy tabernacle? Who shall dwell in thy holy hill?" (Psalm 15:1)
We must ask ourselves whether we are at fault.
"Speaking the truth in the heart." The Psalmist is very careful about his thoughts. We must come to true and righteous conclusions. Very often we are hard upon others in our judgments. A very high standard of life is described here.
"In whose eyes a vile person is contemned; but he honoureth them that fear the LORD" (Psalm 15:4). Do we honor the people who fear the Lord? Very often we honor big and rich people.
"Who shall ascend into the hill of the LORD? or who shall stand in his holy place? He that hath clean hands, and a pure heart; who hath not lifted up his soul unto vanity, nor sworn deceitfully" (Psalm 24:3,4). How many times vain things attract us! David seems to have understood the deep thoughts of God. There are moments of carelessness. We must be watchful. God wants to look after you carefully as He looks after His eyes. If a fly approaches our eyes, or if we hear a terrible noise, we close our eyes. The eye-lids are very careful and quick. God wants to look after us like that. It is a blessing. When we commit a sin, it is like a hole in the ship which must be immediately corrected. If you are careful like that, you do good to yourselves, you will go deep into the love of God. You will see the heights of glory.
We must keep proper company. Our companies and friends could bring vanity and sin into us.
"And might not be as their fathers, a stubborn and rebellious generation; a generation that set not their heart aright, and whose spirit was not steadfast with God" (Psalm 78:8). Is my spirit right with God? Am I steadfast in my covenant with God? We have a spirit and God is Spirit. God wants to make you perfect. One day people will come to you for prophetic revelations. You can boldly help them. God will reward you for your service. Let us not be flatterers. Let us speak the truth to our kith and kin. We must be careful to speak the truth in the heart and never lift it unto vanity.