Psalm 15:5 …He that doeth these things shall never be moved.
This is another short Psalm (only 5 verses long) with some powerful truths. David starts the Psalm with a rhetorical question that he will answer himself throughout the Psalm. He then closes the Psalm with a promise that, those who do the things listed here, “shall never be moved.” What a promise! If there’s a list of things that would help me to be steadfast, unmovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, I want to know what it is! Let’s see the list below:
- He that walketh uprightly and worketh righteousness – This man walks the right walk. He seeks to do good, not for salvation, but because of salvation.
- He speaks truth in his heart – All throughout Scripture we see the Lord’s desire for “truth in the inward parts”. This has two parts: first, is that we keep the truth (God’s Word) in our hearts. Secondly, is that we are real, genuine, and truthful in our hearts, as well as our outward lives.
- He backbiteth not – A man that will never be moved isn’t a slanderer. He isn’t out to pull another down, or to spread information that doesn’t need to be spread.
- In whose eyes a vile person is contemned – This man doesn’t keep company with vile people. It’s distasteful to him. He shuns it, and doesn’t think kindly on it, because he knows what it is and where it leads.
- He loves those that fear the Lord, and fears the Lord himself.
- He sweareth to his own hurt, and changeth not – He values his own integrity so much that, if he puts his word to something, he’ll follow through, even if it’s to his own hurt or loss. Oh, how we need integrity like this in society, yea, in the church!
- He doesn’t use the innocent, poor, or susceptible – All throughout Scripture we see the Lord’s heart for the innocent, poor, and vulnerable. A man that won’t be moved and has God’s favor has His heart in this area.
How are we on this list? Let’s strive to keep it, that we might not be moved!