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 this, 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.
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).]
As it says in Psalm 107:17-21 Some became fools through their rebellious ways and suffered affliction because of their iniquities.
Then they cried to the LORD in their trouble, and he saved them from their distress. He sent out his word and healed them; he rescued them from the grave.
Let them (and us) give thanks to the LORD for his unfailing love and his wonderful deeds for mankind. Will we take His hand?