The story of Psalm 15
David had a house in Jerusalem for the LORD. It was a tent. People made it from goat skins. (Look at the end of Psalm 4) Holy means very, very good. Only God is really holy. David called his tent the house of the LORD. David thought that God lived in it. God is holy, so David said this made the hill of Zion holy too. People that loved the LORD came to his house. They asked, "Who can come into the house of the LORD?" The answer is in verses 2-5. A priest of the LORD probably said it. A priest is a special servant of God. Psalm 15 says the same things today. If we want to live with the LORD, we must obey verses 2-5. Because God loves us, he will give us help. If we do not obey a rule, we must tell God that we are sorry. He will forgive us. This means that he will give our sins (the things that we do wrong) to Jesus. Jesus will take them away, and give us help to keep to his rules. What Psalm 15 means
The doing-words (called verbs) in Psalm 15:2 are different from those in Psalm 15:3-5. This is in the Hebrew Bible. David spoke Hebrew. He wrote Psalm 15 in Hebrew. The words in verse 2 tell us what believers are like on the inside. A believer is a person that believes in the LORD. We call them Christians today. Only God sees inside us. Verses 3-5 tells us what believers are like on the outside. This is what everyone sees. There is no temple today. Soldiers destroyed it about 2000 years ago. Jesus told his friends that he would make them another house. It will be in heaven. Christians believe that Psalm 15 is about that house in heaven. This short psalm is to show us the way to God’s dwelling, and to convince us that, if we are to be happy, we must also be holy and honest. Christ, who is Himself this way, and in whom we must follow as our way of life tells us in Matthew 19:17. -"If thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments."
David poses a question – just one question, stated twice, in two different ways. David asks...