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We Speak the Truth in Our Heart

Psalm 15 Updated American Standard Version (UASV)

A Psalm of David.

15 O Jehovah, who may be a guest[1] in your tent?
Who shall dwell on your holy mountain?

He who walks blamelessly and does what is right
and speaks truth in his heart;

How does a Christian ‘speak the truth in his heart?’ It means that he is consistent in what he says, he is not double hearted (Psalm 12:2), (literally, with a heart and a heart), attempting to live one way in an outward sense, while concealing another life, or deceptively saying one thing, while in his mind, he is thinking something else entirely. – 1 Chronicles 12:33

Some Christians might not out and out lie, but they speak half-truths, to avoid any discomfort that may come from telling the complete truth. Christian students cheat on their tests while their Christian parents alter the figures on their taxes to make the bottom line look better. These fall short in that they are not whole or sound when it comes to the truth. The apostle Paul said, “Do not lie to each other since you have taken off your old self with its practices and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge in the image of its Creator.” (Col. 3:9-10) We must ask ourselves, are we completely honest in our dealings with others? Moreover, are we completely honest with ourselves? If we are, this will affect the next condition that must be met in order to be able freely to approach God in our prayers and worship.

[1] Lit sojourn

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