Psalm 15 portrays a man of integrity who stands in bold contrast to the depraved man of Psalm 14.
Lord, who can dwell in Your tent? Who can live on Your holy mountain? The one who lives honestly, practices righteousness, and acknowledges the truth in his heart—(vv. 1–2).
Because he is a man of worship and sacrifice, his sins are covered by the blood. Therefore he has nothing to hide and he deceives no one. He is marked by five sterling characteristics:
- Integrity (v. 2)
- Truth (v. 3)
- Allegiance (v. 4)
- Honor (vv. 4–5)
- Stability (v. 5)
One of the most authentic people I know is my friend Bill Rigg. He is filled with quiet, steadfast conviction. When he spoke at the funeral service for his fifteen-year-old son, Jim, I saw unbelievable pain, but I also saw the reality of Jesus Christ.
I want God to create these personality strengths in me. They will be God’s gift to me when I place complete trust in him.
Lord, I pray that you will produce transparency, authenticity, and integrity in my life.