Reading: Psalm 15
O Lord, who may abide in your tent? Who may dwell on your holy hill?
Those who walk blamelessly, and do what is right, and speak the truth from their heart;
who do not slander with their tongue, and do no evil to their friends, nor take up a reproach against their neighbors;
in whose eyes the wicked are despised, but who honor those who fear the Lord; who stand by their oath even to their hurt;
who do not lend money at interest, and do not take a bribe against the innocent. Those who do these things shall never be moved.
Psalm 15 asks, “Who…? Who…?” The questions are who may abide in God’s tent and who may dwell on God’s holy hill. Being a camp sort of person, the words who and tent made me think of owls and cabins. Which made me think of Camp Mount Luther.
Have you seen the Camp Mount Luther promotional video? It is terrific! Here is a link to it: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=JwuTBFNEb70&feature=youtu.be
Who may abide in God’s tent and who may dwell on God’s holy hill? As the side notes for Psalm 15 in my Bible point out, the requirements for entering into God’s presence are based on how people treat each others, not on ritual preparations. Those who love their neighbors may enter. Click on that link again. See neighbors; see love.
Looking for a tent or a holy hill? How about a cabin at Mt. Luther! You may even hear an owl, too.
— Ruth Gates
Who may be with you, Lord? Those who love. May we never be moved.