THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7
Scripture: Psalm 15 1:2
Psalm 15 1:2 says, “Lord, who may abide in Your tabernacle? Who may dwell in Your holy hill? He who walks uprightly, And works righteousness, And speaks the truth in his heart;…” It is interesting that to abide in God’s tabernacle and to dwell in His Holy Hill we must do two things. First, we have to walk uprightly, which simply means we must walk according to His Word. We see it in the Philadelphia church as they did not abandon His Word but kept it. The second part is the interesting part. All of our lives we have not understood this was part of God’s call for us. Psalm 15:2 says, “He who walks uprightly, And works righteousness, And speaks the truth in his heart;…” We must work righteousness which is the Hebrew word tseh-dek. Working righteousness means doing God’s Word. Tseh-dek is part of the family of tsed-aw-kaw and we are to conform ourselves to biblical morality. As we walk in this dimension and order our life accordingly, there is a justice that begins to come out of us by the Spirit. It comes not out of our flesh, nor out of an offense, but is something that God releases and works in His time. Abraham stood before the Lord in behalf of Lot so that Lot would not suffer the penalty that was coming on Sodom. Multiple Abrahamic experiences of this nature are in store for the church. Walking in the Spirit is what opens the door to this dimension. What we pray brings salvation and protection to the righteous and sometimes mercy and salvation to the creation by removing the wicked. It is a different place to walk, but it is very biblical. Abram brought death and destruction to Chedorlaomer and three other Kings who plundered Sodom and Gomorrah before he prayed Lot out while fire and brimstone fell on the surrounding region.