Guest wrote:You included the Hebrew verse for "The LORD God is a sun and shield; the LORD bestows favor and honor. No good thing does he withhold from those who walk uprightly" (Psalm 84:11), but what does it mean to "walk uprightly"?
Shalom... In this verse "uprightly" is translated from a Hebrew word (tamim) meaning "complete," or "perfect," or "blameless." To walk b'tamim (בְּתָמִים), then might mean to walk (i.e., live, make practical decisions) in a mature way, or with sincerity and integrity... The Hebrew word "tam" can also mean "simple," in the sense of being single-minded rather than "two-souled." We trust that God imputes to us the Messiah's righteousness and integrity... We are "complete" in Yeshua... Only God can do the miracle of healing the divided heart (and sometimes the miracle is a work in progress!)
Psalm 119 begins, "Happy are those who are blameless (tamim) in their way, who walk in the Torah of the Lord." For those of us who are sinful, broken, and incomplete, the Torah of the Lord is indeed "temimut," providing all we need to have our souls turned back to the way of true righteousness, soundness, and integrity.
I hope this helps a little...