The fool has said in his heart there is no God
They are corrupt they have done abominable works
There is none that doeth good. Psalm 14:1
The fool…the stupid wicked vile especially impious man or woman
Has said…boasted, declared, demanded, desired, or determined
In his heart…feelings, will, intellect
There is no God…no God or gods, and certainly no Almighty God that will judge the living and the dead according to our works one day.
They are corrupt…decaying, ruined, cast off
They have done abominable…loathsome, detestable, abhorrent
Works…exploits, performances, deeds, actions, inventions
None…Not a single existent one that
Doeth good…a good work.
A good work, or a good thought…where do these come from?
Do you really think they come from “SELF”?
All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works. 2Ti 3:16 -17
God is the very definition of good. Only what is done for God will last. Good works are of a spiritual nature and a carnal man or a man without the Spirit of God within him cannot comprehend the spiritual things of God.
Man, carnal in thought, with an intellect that thinks up nice things to do, with or without ulterior motives behind it, may be helpful for the moment, but can only try to satisfy the emptiness of his own soul, but it is action that will not last.
Man, spiritual in being, with the mind of God, armed with the armor of God, filled with the Spirit of God, guided by the light of God’s word, can accomplish works that are eternal in nature…works that are Good.
How appropriate and relevant God’s word is to our lives today. Unless of course we decide to live in a fantasy world of our own making….Wait!
• “I” think therefore “I” am
• There is no God because “I” think it is so
• “I” don’t think a loving God would create a hell
• “I” think I’m ready for a Quantum Leap into my own godhood
• “I” think there is no such thing as absolute truth
Yup, sounds like much of the world today is stuck in a fantasy land of “I”
rather than bowing in humility to the one and only true Living God, and surrendering “self”, but don't be fooled everyone will bow before God one day by choice with a surrendered heart of love, or a proud defiant self filled heart that will be forced to finally bow to God.
I realize more and more the significance of this particular part of the words that God speaks…
Ye worship ye know not what: we know what we worship: for salvation is of the Jews.
But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him.
God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth. John 4:22-24
The carnal or natural man will worship anything his intellect considers important to himself….mainly being SELF.
The spiritual man, or the man of God will worship or adore Almighty God, and commune with Him in his spirit, based on the Truth of God’s word.
How odd that must sound to “Christians” that have strayed from the absolute truth of God’s word to the abstract “Jello” world of Relativism.
Draw near to God, and He will draw near to you.
© Monika Hardy