Ps. 15:1 is a simple enough question. READ. Behind the question: the feeling of worthiness. Am I good enough to be in the presence of the Lord? Am I acceptable? The question can be stated even more basic: do you love me God?
I like the story of the boy sitting on the street corner with dog ~ a mutt ~ with a for sale sign next to the dog. “How much,” said a man on his way home from work. “$20,000,” said the boy! “$20,000, that is an outrageous amount,” the man exclaimed, “that dog can’t be worth more than $5.00.” And the man proceeded to give the boy a mini lesson on the finer points of business. The next day the man saw the same boy ~ without the dog. The man asked the boy if he’d sold the dog. “yes” said the boy. “And did you get the $20,000 you were asking?” inquired the man. “Oh yes,” said the boy to the man’s amazement, “I traded him for two $10,000 cats!”
Here’s some news: you are the $20,000 mutt, and God would not have bothered with the cats ~ he would pay full price and more and consider that a bargain. No price is too high to secure your redemption ~ I am the $20,000 mutt.