A psalm of David.
Lord, who may dwell in your sacred tent?
Who may live on your holy mountain?
The one whose walk is blameless,
who does what is righteous,
who speaks the truth from their heart;
whose tongue utters no slander,
who does no wrong to a neighbor,
and casts no slur on others;
who despises a vile person
but honors those who fear the Lord;
who keeps an oath even when it hurts,
and does not change their mind;
who lends money to the poor without interest;
who does not accept a bribe against the innocent.
Whoever does these things
will never be shaken.
In other Psalms, David freely admitted that he was not this person on his own. Neither am I. Yet this is what is expected of the person who will live with God in heaven.
Thank you, Lord, that through the blood of Jesus and the help of the Holy Spirit, you forgive who I was and you are making me into your kind of person.