November 14-Count the Cost
Scripture Lesson: Psalm 15:1-5
In 2010 on this date a Santa Barbara father and son paid $572,912 for the bat Kirk Gibson used to hit his dramatic World Series game 1 home run in 1998. The winning bid was the second highest sale-price for a baseball bat, topped only by the 1.265 million paid in 2004 for a Babe Ruth signed bat, which was used to hit the first home run at Yankee Stadium.
The Psalmist gives us the cost in being able to dwell with God. Our walk must be blameless, live a righteous life, speak the truth, does not slander, casts no slur on his fellowman, despises a vile man, honors those who fear the Lord, keeps his word, lends money without interest, and does not accept a bribe. All of those must be present in a life that will dwell with God. There is a cost in living for God that will enable us to live with God. There is indeed a standard of behavior we must abide by in daily living.
1. How do we measure up to God’s standards in Psalm 15?
2. Which one do we need to work on in our lives the most? Why?
3. Why does it cost obedience in daily living?
God gave us His Son to die for our sins and short comings. The cost for us in living could never match the cost Jesus gave in dying!!