Security through Righteousness
Psalms 15:1-5
This Psalm beings with a question, proceeds with a detailed answer, and ends with a brief conclusion.
Published June 1st, 2012
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This Psalm beings with a question, proceeds with a detailed answer, and ends with a brief conclusion. It's actually a little hard to discern the central idea. At first it seems that the Psalmist is simply defining what it is to be righteous before God. However, he ends up the Psalm with a beautiful statement regarding the security of the one who lives righteously. At first blush, this seems somewhat out of place. I think what he's getting at, though, is that righteous living is not merely for the benefit of others or to placate God, but it is actually to our own benefit to live right lives. God is not a vindictive creature who needs appeased, but a loving Father who desires our every relationship to be right: our relationship with Him, with our fellow man, and with ourselves. Therefore, I would say that the central thought is the security brought by righteousness. Note: I have observed in the past that the structure is chiastic. I don't think that there's any way to arc structure, but note the way the themes fall together: right action (vs 2a-b, 5a-b); right speech (vs. 2c-3a, 4c-d); and integrity (vs. 3c-4b). I'm fresh out of the tutorial; this is my first real arc. I welcome your critiques.
10000000066167 66167 Notes 2011-01-28 02:13:26 2011-01-28 02:44:04 This Psalm beings with a question, proceeds with a detailed answer, and ends with a brief conclusion. It's actually a little hard to discern the central idea. At first it seems that the Psalmist is simply defining what it is to be righteous before God. However, he ends up the Psalm with a beautiful statement regarding the security of the one who lives righteously. At first blush, this seems somewhat out of place. I think what he's getting at, though, is that righteous living is not merely for the benefit of others or to placate God, but it is actually to our own benefit to live right lives. God is not a vindictive creature who needs appeased, but a loving Father who desires our every relationship to be right: our relationship with Him, with our fellow man, and with ourselves. Therefore, I would say that the central thought is the security brought by righteousness. Note: I have observed in the past that the structure is chiastic. I don't think that there's any way to arc structure, but note the way the themes fall together: right action (vs 2a-b, 5a-b); right speech (vs. 2c-3a, 4c-d); and integrity (vs. 3c-4b). I'm fresh out of the tutorial; this is my first real arc. I welcome your critiques. notes
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Psalms 15:1-5
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A Psalm of David.
O LORD, who shall sojourn in your tent?
Who shall dwell on your holy hill?
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He who walks blamelessly
and does what is right
and speaks truth in his heart;
who does not slander with his tongue
and does no evil to his neighbor,
nor takes up a reproach against his friend;
in whose eyes a vile person is despised,
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but who honors those who fear the LORD;
who swears to his own hurt
and does not change;
who does not put out his money at interest
and does not take a bribe against the innocent.
He who does these things shall never be moved.
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10000000066167 66167 Arc 2011-01-28 02:13:26 2011-01-28 02:44:04 editing Psalms 15 1 15 5 Psalms 15:1-5 19 OT esv i597641 i597625 A Psalm of David. i597642 i597626 O LORD, who shall sojourn in your tent? i597627 Who shall dwell on your holy hill? series i597643 i597644 i597628 He who walks blamelessly i597629 and does what is right i597630 and speaks truth in his heart; series i597645 i597631 who does not slander with his tongue i597632 and does no evil to his neighbor, i597646 i597633 nor takes up a reproach against his friend; i597634 in whose eyes a vile person is despised, actionmanner 1 i597647 i597635 but who honors those who fear the LORD; i597648 i597636 who swears to his own hurt i597637 and does not change; actionmanner 1 i597638 who does not put out his money at interest i597639 and does not take a bribe against the innocent. i597640 He who does these things shall never be moved. 1 1 1 esv 25 a 50 discourse
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