Psalm 14:1 “The fool says in his heart, ‘There is no God.’”
[This is a clear definition of a fool: one with no spiritual discernment or interest, who rejects truth in favor of his own unfounded opinion.
The statement “there is no God” is so far from reality, so entirely limited to this tiny earth, this moment; it is a view that it is a sorry position, void of hope, truth, goodness, meaning and a future. I pity the person who believes that there is no God, as he is caught in his own delusion and ends up in the darkness of a meaningless, hopeless existence.]
“They are corrupt, their deeds are vile; there is no one who does good.”
[We are all by nature fools, making ourselves our own god until we meet Jesus, the true and living God. In our natural selves there is no good, no ability to do true good, for all we do is corrupted by our selfishness.
We’ve all heard the advice, “Just follow your heart!” But, our heart is a fool, deceitfully wicked; as on teacher told me, “it is a moron.” So why should we follow that? What we should follow is Jesus and shepherd our new heart.
This is reality—and this is why we desperately need you, Lord Jesus, you who are goodness itself. You desire to give all people a new heart filled with righteousness, joy and peace so we can do the good works you have prepared for us (Eph. 2:10).]