Living in the Shining Place
A poetic song, by King David
1Lord, who dares to dwell with you?
Who presumes the privilege of being close to you,
living next to you in your shining place of glory?
Who are those who daily dwell in the life of the Holy Spirit?
2They are passionate and wholehearted,
always sincere and always speaking the truth—
for their hearts are trustworthy.
3They refuse to slander or insult others;
they’ll never listen to gossip or rumors,
nor would they ever harm another with their words.
4They will speak out passionately against evil and evil workers
while commending the faithful ones who follow after the truth.
They make firm commitments and follow through,
even at great cost.
5They never crush others with exploitation or abuse
and they would never be bought with a bribe
against the innocent.
They will never be shaken; they will stand firm forever.