David describes how it is only the righteous person is able to dwell in the presence of God. The characteristics of the righteous are: speak truthfully, not slandering, not doing evil, not scorning friends/neighbors, not takes bribes, and not exacting interest, but instead is generous. The Israelites showed how they could never follow God’s commands whole heartedly, and why on many occasions could not enjoy the benefits of God’s presence because God is Holy. On our own, we obviously could never fulfill the righteous requirements of the Law, and that is why we have Jesus who brought us in the very near presence of God so we may be able to make our dwelling with Him. Like the story of the banquet and the King’s invitation to the outcasts, so we are brought in the presence of the King at the request and invitation of Christ, to enjoy His company and fellowship and be adopted into His family. The amazing privilege that we have is we are declared righteous by the sacrifice of Christ, and so get to enjoy being in the place of God’s dwelling, the place of safety, comfort, peace, and hope.