Don’t Stumble or Fall (Psalm 15)

Psalm 15

Who Shall Abide in God’s Sanctuary?

A Psalm of David.

O Lord, who may abide in your tent?
    Who may dwell on your holy hill?

Those who walk blamelessly, and do what is right,
    and speak the truth from their heart;
who do not slander with their tongue,
    and do no evil to their friends,
    nor take up a reproach against their neighbors;
in whose eyes the wicked are despised,
    but who honor those who fear the Lord;
who stand by their oath even to their hurt;
who do not lend money at interest,
    and do not take a bribe against the innocent.

Those who do these things shall never be moved. (Psalm 15:1-5, New Revised Standard Version)

Don’t Stumble or Fall

A Poem Inspired by Psalm 15

Do you want to stand in God’s presence?
Look first to find God with the lowly.
God seeks those who the world leaves behind.
Be blessed as you search for peace of mind.

May truth always come from your lip.
And let wickedness fall down from your grip.
Humble yourself and answer your call.
Praise God, and don’t stumble or fall.

Living in righteousness, free from blame,
Seeking what is right, life’s not the same.
Lord let me not bring harm to others,
Serving God and sisters and brothers.

May truth always come from your lips.
And let wickedness fall down from your grip.
Humble yourself and answer your call.
Praise God, and don’t stumble or fall.

I keep my word, it is my bond.
To you I must stand in the place beyond.
Do people see scorn or love in me?
What they witness, God will know to be.

May truth always come from your lip,
And let wickedness fall down from your grip.
Humble yourself and answer your call.
Praise God, and don’t stumble or fall.

Lord, teach me the ways of the upright.
That I may walk with you in the light.
May what I see be right before you.
And days in your hand shall not be few.

May truth always come from your lip,
And let wickedness fall down from your grip.
Humble yourself and answer your call.
Praise God, and don’t stumble or fall.

Copyright 2020, J. Keith Broyles, All Rights Reserved
Permission given for the non-commercial use of this post.

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