Theme: ABIDING IN THE SECRET PLACE OF THE MOST HIGH
Text: “LORD, who shall abide in thy tabernacle? who shall dwell in thy holy hill?” – Psalm 15:1.
Comment: It is a matter of grace for one to be in the narrow way. (John 14:6; 6:44,65) The next step is to justify this grace by aligning oneself to the tenets obtained therein, lest, one could be said to have received the grace of God in vain. (1 Corinthians 15:2; 2 Corinthians 6:1) It is on this score that David the prophet posed the question as in the devotional for the day. The words “tabernacle” and “hill” in this context stand for God’s Organization. One could infer from David’s questions above that although God calls people of every category to come into His Kingdom, yet it is not everyone that would remain to enjoy His blessings and get Salvation in the end. Rather, it is those who by practice of righteousness, set themselves apart as peculiar people, that are qualified to inherit everlasting life in the end, by the grace of God. They testify to God’s name and are prepared to carry out His commandments, so as to be an example of right conduct to others.
David the prophet emphasizes uprightness as manifested in speaking the truth heartily, abstaining from vices such as backbiting, offending one’s neighbor, taking usury amongst ourselves, or accepting bribe. All who seek to remain in God’s hill must have no regard for those given to wickedness but hold in high esteem, those given to godliness. He then concluded by saying, “He that doeth these things shall never be moved.” – Psalm 15:1-5.