Psalm 15 NIV
A psalm of David.
1 LORD, who may dwell in YOUR Sacred Tent?
Who may live on YOUR Holy Mountain?
2The one whose walk is blameless,
who does what is righteous,
who speaks the truth from their heart;
3whose tongue utters no slander,
who does no wrong to a neighbor,
and casts no slur on others;
4who 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;
5who lends money to the poor without interest;
who does not accept a bribe against the innocent.
Whoever does these things
will never be shaken.
Verse 1 serves to be the Question
Verse 2-5 are the Answer to it
How is this question and answer expressed in Old Testament language?
(1) By the Sacred Tent (Tabernacle) we may understand the church militant (fighting church), typified by Moses's tabernacle, and fitted to a wilderness-state, mean and movable. There GOD Manifests HIMSELF, and there HE Meets HIS people, as of old in the tabernacle of the testimony, the tabernacle of meeting.
Who shall dwell in this Tabernacle? Who shall be accounted a true living member of GOD'S Church, admitted among the spiritual priests to serve in the courts of this Tabernacle? We are concerned to know about this, because many people are in this Tabernacle who really have no part nor lot in the matter.
(2) By the Holy Mountain we may understand the church triumphant (victorious church), alluding to Mount Zion, on which the Temple was to be built by Solomon. It is the happiness of glorified saints that they dwell in that Holy Mountain; they are at home there: they shall be forever there. It concerns us to know who shall dwell there, that we may make it sure to ourselves that we shall have a place among them, and may then take the comfort of it, and rejoice in anticipation of that Holy Mountain i.e. Kingdom of CHRIST.