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God, who gets invited to dinner at your place?

June 5, 2022

I was reading Psalm 15 this morning, it goes something like this:
“God, who gets invited to dinner at your place? How do we get on the guest list?”
“Walk straight, do right, tell the truth. Don’t hurt your friend, don’t blame your neighbor, despise the despicable. Keep your word even when it costs you, make an honest living, never take bribes.”

Well, what a good word for this season! This kind of sums it all up, doesn’t it? During this time where we have way too many judgmental people, where we all have opinions about shootings, and COVID and wars, where we have elections, where there are so many things happening.

What if Psalm 15 would become our moral compass, what it those few sentences would govern our thinking? Would I be less jealous of the non profit that has plenty of money in the bank? Would I be less jaded about the election this year? Would I be less judgmental with the young people who are trying to find their way? Would I be more aware of my neighbor who is struggling? Would I show more compassion to the many displaced people in this world? Would I be different?

I have to admit that sounds really good, but when I am in the daily grind of things, I often forget and I become self centered and self absorbed.

What do I have to do to live into Psalm 15 more? I need to step back and respond and not react. I need to ‘walk in their shoes.’ I need to assume that people have the best interest of the community in mind. I need to trust the process. BUT, I also need to be well informed. I need to listen beyond the words that are being said. I need to, well, just do it!

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