King David offers a poignant question when he asks, “Who shall dwell on your holy hill?” As David speaks, he is most likely looking from his palace upward to the spot where the temple will one day sit. All the questions David asks about what it takes and who will be worthy of inhabiting the “holy hill” are answered clearly. You must be blameless (v2) control your tongue (v3) be careful who you associate with (v4) keep your promises and don’t use people for personal gain (v5).
Many of our ChildHope children live on hills that aren’t holy by any definition. Those hills are covered by frantic human efforts to survive under makeshift tin and wood structures that barely keep out the rain or provide safety. The Good News of the Gospel is that putting our trust in Christ is the first step in qualifying for life on the “holy hill.” The shacks on the hills where ChildHope serves are under the reign of Jesus Christ. Those hills are holy because the Gospel is redeeming the children who the world has called a lost cause.
Vice President, ChildHope
Prayer: Lord, I don’t qualify to live on your holy hill. But thanks for dying so that I may live eternally!
1O Lord, who shall sojourn in your tent?
Who shall dwell on your holy hill?
2 He who walks blamelessly and does what is right
and speaks truth in his heart;
3 who does not slander with his tongue
and does no evil to his neighbor,
nor takes up a reproach against his friend;
4 in whose eyes a vile person is despised,
but who honors those who fear the Lord;
who swears to his own hurt and does not change;
5 who does not put out his money at interest
and does not take a bribe against the innocent.
He who does these things shall never be moved.
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