Psalm 14:1 “The fool says in his heart, ‘There is no God.’”
[This is a clear definition of what a fool is: one with no spiritual discernment or interest, who rejects truth in favor of his own unfounded opinion.
The statement that there is no God is so far from reality, entirely limited to this tiny earth, moment, and view, making it a sorry position, void of hope, truth, goodness, meaning and a future. I pity the person who thinks that, 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 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 sin and selfishness. This is reality, this is why we desperately need you, Lord, you who are goodness itself and desires 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)]
Psalm 14:2 “The LORD looks down from heaven on the sons of men to see if there are any who understand, any who seek God.”
[This means, Lord, that you look at and into every single person, you check them out, you are concerned for them. Only an infinite God could do that, be in close contact with 6 billion people all the time! You are a wonder! And in doing so, you love them, wanting each to come to you, giving each a chance to enter your Family, your Kingdom, your Eternity with you.]
Psalm 14:3 “All have turned aside, they have together become corrupt; there is no one who does good, not even one.”
[The sad truth is that not one single person in the whole world, in the whole of history ever sought you out on their own. Not one person naturally followed you in the right way. We have all turned away from you, we are all corrupt. Because we are sinners, any good that we do is tainted with selfishness, pride and deceit (we convince ourselves we are good).
What a hopeless situation! In ourselves we are unable to alter it. But praise you, Lord, that you have entered history, made it possible for us to be released from the hand of the enemy and our own wickedness so we can come into your Kingdom of Light and Life and Love! May we be ever thankful for your unwarranted grace, goodness and love. May my life, being focused on you, reflect your love and light to all around me today.]