Psalm 15 & 16: Holy One
Verse of the Day: (16:10) For thou wilt not leave my soul in hell; neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption.
1. Heart (15:1-5)
He that walketh uprightly, and worketh righteousness, and speaketh the truth in his heart. (15:2)
Our walk must talk louder than our talk talks. David, inspired by the Holy Spirit, encouraged all his people including himself who believed in their true God of Israel to live a holy life amid a world of wickedness. They covenanted with God to live uprightly, work righteously and speak the truth from their hearts, as one day they would give an account of all that they had done to Him. Let us thus purify our hearts with God’s Word so that we are able to share the Gospel that Jesus Christ, the Son of God, died for our sins, and rose again the third day, conquering death. Whoever therefore believes in Jesus shall never perish in hell, but have abundant life with Him in pearly heaven. (1 Peter 3:8-22)
2. Hope (16:1-9)
Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoiceth: my flesh also shall rest in hope. (16:9)
David knew that his only hope was in his holy God amid the world of hopelessness. Even though he was the most powerful king of Israel, yet there was nothing he looked forward to, except the hope in his God, and the sweet fellowship with Him. He knew that the hearts of man were evil, as all sought after their own ways, and not God’s way. However, David was determined to have his heart rejoicing in God, and his hope in His unfailing love and grace, and in fact, through his descendants would come forth Jesus Christ, the Son of God, the Saviour of the world. Indeed, let us look forward to that blessed hope and the glorious appearing of the great God and Saviour Jesus Christ who gave Himself for us so that He might redeem us from our sins and eternal condemnation, and purify us to be His holy people, zealous of good works, and bound for glorious heaven. (Titus 2:11-15)
3. Holy (16:10-11)
Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fullness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore. (16:11)
For God so loved the world that He sent His Holy One, Jesus Christ, His only begotten Son, to die on the cross, and shed His precious blood for the sins of the world, that whoever believes in Him should not perish in fiery hell, but have everlasting life and pleasures for evermore with Him in His home in pearly heaven. Indeed, let us seek not the lust of the flesh and eyes, and the pride of life, but seek the Holy One, who is in us, and live righteously and uprightly, because He is righteous and upright. (1 John 2:15-29)
Prayer of the Day:
Dearest God, thank You I believe in You, the Holy One, the true and living God.