Psalm 15 from The Message:
God, who gets invited to dinner at your place?
How do we get on your guest list?
tell the truth.
“Don’t hurt your friend,
don’t blame your neighbor;
despise the despicable.
“Keep your word even when it costs you,
make an honest living,
never take a bribe.
I love this passage because it provides a pretty clear and simple explanation for how to please God.
Walk straight, act right, tell the truth. Don’t hurt, don’t blame, despise wrong-doing. Keep your word.
Although these things are easier to say than to do on a daily basis, if we keep them in our minds and on our hearts, and just take a moment to meditate on them now and then, they will become the foundation for how we go about our lives.
Take a moment to ask God for help with this. He is the only One who can provide you with strength and discipline to walk in holiness and love.