Sunday, April 8, 2007

Psalm Sunday #14


Psalm 14

1The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good.
2The LORD looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand, and seek God.
3They are all gone aside, they are all together become filthy: there is none that doeth good, no, not one.
4Have all the workers of iniquity no knowledge? who eat up my people as they eat bread, and call not upon the LORD.
5There were they in great fear: for God is in the generation of the righteous.
6Ye have shamed the counsel of the poor, because the LORD is his refuge.
7Oh that the salvation of Israel were come out of Zion! when the LORD bringeth back the captivity of his people, Jacob shall rejoice, and Israel shall be glad.
According this Psalm, a fool says in his heart that there is no God. I wonder sometimes what thought process a person must go through to convince themselves that there is no God. Have they never seen a bird build a nest? Have they never noticed that all leaves have different patterns on them? Have they not noticed that they do not have the power to initiate life from nothing?
We cannot possibly face all truth and deny God at the same time. The beauty of nature speaks of His existence. The intricacies of the human body speak to a Master Designer.
This Psalm also says that the Lord looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand and seek God.
Psalm 111:10The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all they that do his commandments: his praise endureth for ever.
Proverbs 1:7The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.
Proverbs 9:10The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding.
All of these verses suggest that those who understand and seek God also fear and that it is that fear that is the beginning of knowledge and understanding. I guess that is why those that do not fear Him are considered fools.

3 comments:

  1. Such a beautiful post. I actually skipped Psalms Sunday last week due to Easter.
    So this upcoming Sunday, we will be on Psalm 15.
    Thank you for your post. I do so enjoy reading what everyone writes...even though sometimes it may take me a few days to get to read them all.

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  2. "The beauty of nature speaks of His existence. The intricacies of the human body speak to a Master Designer."

    Amen! It's so sad that some reuse to see the God behind the creation.

    Good thoughts.

    I'm late with mine this week. :)

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