This Psalm taps into a deep human aspiration. The greatest fulfillment a human being can gain stems from an intimate relationship with God. To dwell in God’s “sacred tent” as a family member. To live on His “holy mountain” as a constructive citizen that participates in His Kingdom.
To reach this blessed state requires us to proclaim truth. And to walk blameless in our obedience to God.
The truth we are to proclaim is from the heart. Which means the path to walking in intimate fellowship with God begins by altering our perspective toward what is true. To see the world through God’s eyes. To embrace reality as it is.
When we see reality as it is, we will recognize sin’s false substitutes as frauds. Sin promises everything and delivers nothing. Seeing reality as it is cascades outward from a heart of truth. It leads to a blameless walk. It leads to righteous living.
Paul pictured righteousness as a well-functioning body where each body part sees itself for what it is, and serves its proper role for the body’s benefit. Paul makes clear that the body only has one head, and that is Christ.
Walking in righteousness is to serve with our gifts, stewarding the opportunities we have. Righteous living begins with recognizing our capabilities as gifts, and our circumstances as opportunities. If we commit to the truth and proclaim it with courage, even when it is not popular, we walk a journey that enters the sacred presence of God.