Scripture Answers Scripture

Scripture Answers Scripture

The psalmist begins the 15th Psalm with the question “O Lord, who may abide in your tent? Who may dwell on your holy hill?” Essentially, “Who can live in God’s sanctuary?” Before reading the responses in v. 2-5, wouldn’t it seem that our lectionary reading from Micah is already a very poignant answer to the question.

Question: “Who can live in God’s sanctuary?”
Answer: “those who do justice, love kindness, and walk humbly with God.”

A deeper look at v. 2-5 of Psalm 15 seems to be the same answer, just a little more detailed. For example,

  • Psalm 15:2, “Those who walk blamelessly, and do what is right, and speak the truth from their heart = do justice.
  • Psalm 15:3, “(those) who do not slander with their tongue, and do no evil to their friends, nor take up a reproach against their neighbors;” = love kindness.
  • Psalm 15:4, “in whose eyes the wicked are despised, but who honor those who fear the Lord;” = walk humbly with God

What other ways do Psalm 15 and Micah 6:8 work together?  What other connections can you find between our lectionary texts this week?

Micah 6:1-8, Psalm 15, 1 Corinthians 1:18-31, Matthew 5:1-12

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