Rev. Tyrel Bramwell, pastor of St. Mark Lutheran Church in Ferndale, California joins Rev. Brady Finnern to study and pray Psalm 15.
We all desire to be holy. David teaches by asking, “Who shall dwell on your holy hill?” The answer is obvious: No one! He speaks of those who are blameless, truthful, pure in their words and actions. It does not take long before we realize that we are not these things. When we see our sin, we do not call Him a liar, but admit that we are indeed sinners. In His love, He shows us the way of Christ: blameless, speaking the truth, pure in word, pure in actions, and generous for others all the way to the cross. “Lord God, Your will be done. Break and hinder every evil plan of the devil and our sinful flesh that we may receive Your holiness through Christ by Your Word and we live according to Your will. In Christ, Amen”
Thy Strong Word reveals the light of our salvation in Christ through study of God’s Word, breaking our darkness with His redeeming light. Each weekday, two pastors fix our eyes on Jesus by considering Holy Scripture, verse by verse, in order to be strengthened in the Word and be equipped to faithfully serve in our daily vocations.
Thy Strong Word is hosted by Rev. Brady Finnern, pastor of Messiah Lutheran Church in Sartell, MN, and graciously underwritten by the Lutheran Heritage Foundation.
Who Shall Dwell on Your Holy Hill?
A Psalm of David.
15 O Lord, who shall sojourn in your tent?
Who shall dwell on your holy hill?
2 He who walks blamelessly and does what is right
and speaks truth in his heart;
3 who does not slander with his tongue
and does no evil to his neighbor,
nor takes up a reproach against his friend;
4 in whose eyes a vile person is despised,
but who honors those who fear the Lord;
who swears to his own hurt and does not change;
5 who does not put out his money at interest
and does not take a bribe against the innocent.
He who does these things shall never be moved.
English Standard Version (ESV) The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. ESV® Text Edition: 2016. Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. esv.org