Saturday: Psalm 14-16; Numbers 3.40-51; 1 John 2.15-17

From: Natasha Cassamajor

“O Lord, who shall sojourn in your tent? Who shall dwell in your holy hill? He who walks blamelessly and does what is right.” Psalm 15.1-2a

If a person who does not know the heart of God only read Psalm 15.1-2, they would be disheartened and discouraged. There are many verses in the Bible like that where if you read only a few lines, you want to run away from the God of the Bible. Thankfully, many of us know to keep reading. We know to keep reading beyond the few verses in Psalm 15 that says the one who can walk with God is the blameless one who does not slander or do evil to his neighbor. Psalm 15 does speak truth because it does speak the heart of God by encouraging us to not walk in sin and hurt our neighbor. The second half of the Commandments focuses on not harming our neighbor, so the Psalm is not saying something strange or new.. 

The only reason the beginning of Psalm 15 might be discouraging is because we all fall short of loving our neighbors, speaking truth, and doing what’s right. What we should also remember when we read such scriptures is the immense love that God has for us. The immeasurable love of God does not leave us to figure out how to walk with God. Psalm 16.2 reminds us, “you are my Lord; I have no good apart from you.” God made a way for us to walk with him by taking our sins upon himself. Through Jesus Christ we can say “no” to sin and walk with God freely.

I am a massage therapist, I love children and I am looking forward to visiting the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture in DC. I can’t stop listening to Good, Good Father on YouTube.