Greetings! This is a very brief Psalm. My understanding is that this isn’t what God requires to be fully reconciled to him – i.e., to enter Heaven – because none of us are truly blameless. It is what God wants of those who come to worship him.
Lending money “without usery” doesn’t mean one can never charge interest. It means we shouldn’t take advantage of the poor. God loves justice, so He hates it when people take offer bribes to pervert justice.
A psalm of David.
1 LORD, who may dwell in your sanctuary?
Who may live on your holy hill?
2 He whose walk is blameless
and who does what is righteous,
who speaks the truth from his heart
3 and has no slander on his tongue,
who does his neighbor no wrong
and casts no slur on his fellowman,
4 who despises a vile man
but honors those who fear the LORD,
who keeps his oath
even when it hurts,
5 who lends his money without usury
and does not accept a bribe against the innocent.
He who does these things
will never be shaken.
Share your reflections and questions if you like.
Next up: Proverbs 6 & 7, then Genesis.