“For you are not a God who delights in wickedness; evil may not dwell with you” (v4). The psalmist cried out to God for relief from the pressure of being surrounded by evil, and he found comfort in God’s unchanging goodness. God won’t tolerate deceit, boasting, violence, or lies (v5-6); His ways are “steadfast love” and righteousness. The psalmist entered God’s house (v7) to find refuge and to be renewed by God’s holiness.
“But let all who take refuge in you rejoice; let them ever sing for joy, and spread your protection over them” (v11). In God’s presence, we remember what holiness is, and we are secure in His love.