1Who may worship in your sanctuary, LORD?
Who may enter your presence on your holy hill?
2 Those who lead blameless lives and do what is right,
speaking the truth from sincere hearts.
3 Those who refuse to gossip
or harm their neighbors
or speak evil of their friends.
4 Those who despise flagrant sinners,
and honor the faithful followers of the LORD,
and keep their promises even when it hurts.
5 Those who lend money without charging interest,
and who cannot be bribed to lie about the innocent.
Such people will stand firm forever.
ASK SOMEONE: What do you think David is referring to when he asks about God’s ‘sanctuary’ and ‘holy hill’?
ASK A FEW: What makes this list of requirements so difficult to live up to?
ASK A FEW: What are the rewards for living a life characterized by these qualities?
ASK A FEW: What do you think he means by ‘keeping their promises even when it hurts’?
ASK A FEW: Sometimes people only live with integrity when people are looking, but for the Christian is there ever a time when ‘no one’ is looking? Why or why not?
ASK A FEW: What do we have to gain by living lives of integrity?