Peace & Blessings Beloved,
TGBTG for allowing us to see another day. I pray all is well with you and yours, and that your week has been fruitful & blessed thus far.
Last week we reviewed Psalm 13. Today, we're going to study Psalm 14.
With that in mind, let's get to it.
To the choirmaster. Of David.
The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.” They are corrupt, they do abominable deeds; there is none who does good.
2 The Lord looks down from heaven on the children of man, to see if there are any who understand, who seek after God.
3 They have all turned aside; together they have become corrupt; there is none who does good, not even one.
4 Have they no knowledge, all the evildoers who eat up my people as they eat bread and do not call upon the Lord?
5 There they are in great terror, for God is with the generation of the righteous. 6 You would shame the plans of the poor, but the Lord is his refuge.
7 Oh, that salvation for Israel would come out of Zion! When the Lord restores the fortunes of his people, let Jacob rejoice, let Israel be glad.
-vs. 1-3 The Psalmist receives a revelation of Yahweh’s appraisal of the human race: they are all fools
-vs. 4-6 The psalmist reveals the outcome of the struggle between the workers of iniquity and the righteous generation
-vs. 7 The psalmist expresses a yearning for the establishment of Yahweh’s kingdom
Having been given the revelation that the entire human race is foolish, and that God will overthrow the foolish, the man of God longs for the establishment of Yahweh’s kingdom on earth.
the godless think themselves to be god
to seek God is wisdom
a life lived apart from God is filthy, and sin-soiled
man's sin is born of ignorance, & a lack of the pursuit of truth
there is no peace for the wicked
the godly make the Lord their refuge
God's timing & will are perfect
we should all pursue righteousness and truth sincerely and fervently, desiring to trust in, depend on, and please God, with everything in us.
there is only true & genuine peace found in relationship with our Heavenly Father
May we establish, nurture, and grow a sincere love for the word of God, and study it lovingly & faithfully.
I pray you receive this with the love intended, and apply it to wisdom.
Love you much.
Stay Safe, Stay Healthy, Stay Blessed!
P.S- If you have not given your life to Jesus Christ, I implore you to take the time to do so right now. Use John 3:16 & Romans 10:9-10 as a foundation for making your confession of faith. And use Ephesians 2:1-10 to provide proper context for your salvation.