Thursday, October 9, 2008

Psalm Fourteen...

The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.”
They are corrupt, they do abominable deeds,
there is none who does good.

The Lord looks down from heaven on the children of man,
to see if there are any who understand,
who seek after God.

They have all turned aside; together they have become corrupt;
there is none who does good,
not even one.

Have they no knowledge, all the evildoers
who eat up my people as they eat bread
and do not call upon the Lord?

There they are in great terror,
for God is with the generation of the righteous.
You would shame the plans of the poor,
but the Lord is his refuge.

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.

word: “none”
phrase: “there is none who does good, not even one”
call: We live in a world of sin. We are faced with temptation. We fall into that temptation and sin on a daily basis. We are lost in this world. ‘The Lord looks down from Heaven on the children of man.’ No one of us does what is ‘good’ in the eyes of the Lord. Without Him, we are nothing. But the Lord has given us His salvation. We are His children, and He will restore us. We are broken, but He will heal us and put the pieces back together the exact way they were meant to be. How could such knowledge not fill someone with an overflowing joy for what the Lord has in store for our lives? :)

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