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Truthfulness, Integrity, Honesty, Fairness

Posted by: David Carroll

Psalm 15 (NKJV)

Lord, who may abide in Your tabernacle? Who may dwell in Your holy hill? He who walks uprightly, and works righteousness, and speaks the truth in his heart; he who does not backbite with his tongue, nor does evil to his neighbor, nor does he take up a reproach against his friend; in whose eyes a vile person is despised, but he honors those who fear the Lord;he who swears to his own hurt and does not change; he who does not put out his money at usury, nor does he take a bribe against the innocent.He who does these things shall never be moved.

This Psalm lists a few of the attributes we are to expect from persons who claim to be on their way to heaven. It describes a person who is truthful and honest, who treats others with fairness, who keeps their oaths. Are you that kind of person? What motivates a person to be like this? Is it the promise of dwelling with God? Taken with the rest of the Bible we know that heaven cannot be earned or deserved. So what makes a person like this? It is outworking of the Spirit of God dwelling in us that makes us like this.

Accept Jesus as Lord and Savior, love him, obey him and you will become like the man of Psalm 15.

John 14:16-17 (NKJV)

And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever--the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you.

John 14:23 (NKJV)

Jesus answered and said to him, "If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our home with him."

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