Psalm 14–God’s Perception of the Foolishness of Men

As we continue to watch the media, we see men’s progress in reaching the stars, in defining life and in recreating some of the great mysteries of the world.  In that endeavor, the absolute and obvious conclusion should be how great God is.  Still, as in David’s time, men foolishly think they have appeared, advanced and survived on their own.  They truly believe that there is no God; and the amazing aspects of life and the universe, simply happened by chance.

God often shakes his head and wonders if anyone gets it. The amount of faith required to believe that all the wonders of the universe happened randomly is enormous. In God’s eyes it is not an issue of faith–science has great faith. It is, instead, an issue of where faith is placed. the world has chosen to base its faith on ever changing theories; and upon personal perceptions of life and the universe.  That is the epitome of foolishness. 

God calls us simply to believe he is God, and that He sent Christ to pay the price for our sin and selfishness. He created the wonders of life and the universe, to demonstrate his power and love for us. When we receive that truth, our desires change from self-preservation and reward to honoring God and serving others.  In that realm, we have peace and provision for life.  That peace drives the world nuts.  

They attack what they do not understand. They attempt to replicate God’s wonder in a selfish way for selfish reasons. The result becomes chaos, foolishness, greed and envy. That is why God shakes his head in sadness.  He loves us, and wants for us to have a full and meaningful life.  He gladly provides that life to those who accept His gift of salvation, and trust him to lead, guide and direct them to eternity.  For the rest…well, they are doomed to trust in the fleeting, unstable desires of a selfish heart.  Sadly, faith in such a fleeting reality will never end well.

God Bless You

Only fools say in their hearts,
    “There is no God.”
They are corrupt, and their actions are evil;
    not one of them does good!

The Lord looks down from heaven
    on the entire human race;
he looks to see if anyone is truly wise,
    if anyone seeks God.
But no, all have turned away;
    all have become corrupt.[a]
No one does good,
    not a single one!

Will those who do evil never learn?
    They eat up my people like bread
    and wouldn’t think of praying to the Lord.
Terror will grip them,
    for God is with those who obey him.
The wicked frustrate the plans of the oppressed,
    but the Lord will protect his people.

Who will come from Mount Zion to rescue Israel?
    When the Lord restores his people,
    Jacob will shout with joy, and Israel will rejoice.

Published by Michael Smith

This is an amazing Journey. I hope you will hear from the Lord, as you seek Him with your heart. Matthew 6:33

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