The fool has said in his heart, “There is no God.” They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none who does good.
The Lord looks down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there are any who understand, who seek God. Psalm 14:1-2 NKJV
Once again David focuses on the depravity of mankind and the goodness of God, why?
Israel was confronted by evil forces seeking their destruction. Nations whose forefathers turned their backs on the living God to serve idols and demons opposed them. Evil was not a concept or theological doctrine to David, it was reality.
The conflict between the sinful nature of man and the goodness of God is evident in David’s life. It took place in his heart and mind!
The man with a heart after God’s struggled with sin just as you and I do.
David’s love for God moved him to write and sing with beauty and compassion. It stirs the hearts of multitudes.
David was a fierce warrior for the glory and honor of God. He gave his life over to the service of his people. He was a man’s man but always saw himself as a lamb in God’s sheepfold.
David committed adultery with one of the women he served. He killed one of his soldiers to hide his sin. When he disobeyed God the children Israel were punished. God did not allow David to build a temple for the Lord because he spilled blood.
The world is full of fools who deny the existence of God. They are corrupt. They commit abominable works of evil. Are we any better than them?
We are just as guilty of denying God at times. We deny the Lord when we stick our toes into the cesspool of sin to test the waters. We deny the Lord when we base our theology on feelings and emotions or circumstances rather than the Word of God!
The forces of evil that war against our souls are no less real than they were in David’s time. The greatest battles we fight will be in our hearts and minds!
God is looking down from heaven. He is looking to see if any of us seek Him. He is looking to see if any of us understand that He loves us. He is looking to see if any of us understand that He wants our love!
David won his battle. He is in the presence of the Lord. Will you win your battle of faith? Where will you spend eternity?
Turn your back on everything that wars against your soul. Seek Jesus today!
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