Living in the Shining Place # 15 The first line in Hebrew reads “Yahweh, who may abide [as a guest] in your tent [tabernacle]?” Perhaps David’s prophetic musicians sang this song of instruction as they laid the ark to rest in David’s tent. It is a song that reveals who will dwell in God’s holy presence and who will live with him in heaven’s glory. It actually is a description of Zion’s perfect Man, Christ Jesus, and all those who are transformed into his image (Rom. 8:29).
A poetic song by David
A Question Posed
1Yahweh, who dares to dwell with you?
Who presumes the privilege of being close to you,
living next to you in your shining place # 15:1 The Hebrew word for “sanctuary” is taken from a root word for “shining place.” This psalm gives us David’s equivalent to Jesus’ Sermon on the Hillside. If we will dwell in the Holy Place, there must first be a holy place in our spirits where God dwells. God’s guests must submit to the holiness that lives there. There is etiquette for God’s house revealed in this psalm. of glory?
The Answer Provided
2They are passionate and wholehearted,
always sincere and always speaking the truth—
for their hearts are trustworthy.
3They refuse to slander # 15:3 The Hebrew word for “slander,” ragal, means to spy on someone and look for evil to use against that person. or insult others;
they’ll never listen to gossip or rumors,
nor would they ever harm a friend with their words.
4They will despise 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
and they would never be bought with a bribe
against the innocent.
Those who do these things will never be shaken;
they will stand firm forever.