Good morning y’all. Today we are looking at Psalms 14.
I will be reading from Contemporary English Version
Be blessed 🙂
Psalms 14:1 : Only a fool would say, “There is no God!” People like that are worthless; they are heartless and cruel and never do right.
I concur with David that only a fool will say there is no God, because God is real. He exists and is in control of everything. Even creation tell of his marvellous works. All we need to do is look around us and we will see that God exists. Who made the heavens and the earth? who told the sun to come out during the day and the moon at night? Who set the stars in the skies and knows each one of them by name and none is missing? Don’t be fooled by some big bang theory, God is real and alive.
Psalmist says the heavens tell of his glory and their expanse declares the works of his hands (Psalm 19:1-6). Jeremiah tells us He is the one who placed the sand as a boundary for the sea (Jer 5:22). Matthew says He even clothes the lilies of the field (Matt 6:28-29). Isaiah says he has ears and can hear us (Isaiah 59:1). Job says He lives (Job 19:25)
Friends, take a moment this morning to appreciate our God for He is real and alive. HE Is the only true and living God. There is no other God besides him.
Psalms 14:2 : From heaven the Lord looks down to see if anyone is wise enough to search for him.
Its comforting to know that God is looking down from heaven, for anyone wise enough to search or seek Him. Wise, in the sense that they know God exists and long to know him. He is constantly looking for those who truly want to know him. Why would He do that, unless He also longs for the fellowship and wants to reveal himself to us. In Jer 29:13 he says: “If you look for me wholeheartedly, you will find me.”
Psalms 14:3-4 : But all of them are corrupt; no one does right. Won’t you evil people learn? You refuse to pray, and you gobble up the Lord’s people.
This is so true of the world we live in today. Our government and people in authority have started rejecting God. In their own eyes, they can rule and govern without His help. We see how they have removed God from schools and hospitals. These people are fools according to today’s psalms. They are proud and and do that which is evil. When will they learn, that you can get rid of God? He is everywhere. Whether they accept it or not, God exists!
Psalms 14:5-6 : But you will be frightened, because God is on the side of every good person. You may spoil the plans of the poor, but the Lord protects them.
The foolish ones will be frightened. God will shake and frighten them to remind them, that He is God and the one in control. I am reminded of King Nebucadnezzer in the book of Daniel. God brought him to his knees. This king felt he didn’t need God. In his mind, he had arrived and could do without God. God humbled and showed him who exactly is in control. After his humbling experience, below are the words of King Nebucadnezzer:
“After this time had passed, I, Nebuchadnezzar, looked up to heaven. My sanity returned, and I praised and worshiped the Most High and honored the one who lives forever. His rule is everlasting, and his kingdom is eternal. All the people of the earth are nothing compared to him. He does as he pleases among the angels of heaven and among the people of the earth. No one can stop him or say to him, ‘What do you mean by doing these things?’ “Now I, Nebuchadnezzar, praise and glorify and honor the King of heaven. All his acts are just and true, and he is able to humble the proud.” (Daniel 4:34-35, 37 NLT)
I pray we will humble ourselves before God of our own accord as opposed to God having to humble us. Nebucadnezzer had opportunity to have humbled himself but he didnt and God did it 4 him. Needless to say, it wasn’t a pleasant experience.
God is on our side…whoop! whoop! Even though the enemy may try to thwart our plans, the Lord will surely protects us and make sure their plans don’t succeed. I’m reminded of Romans 8:31 which says “What can we say about all this? If God is on our side, can anyone be against us?” Hallelujah!!!
Psalms 14:7 : I long for someone from Zion to come and save Israel! Our Lord, when you bless your people again, Jacob’s family will be glad, and Israel will celebrate.
David was sure God will show up hence his statement ‘when you bless’. He didn’t use ‘if’ which would have suggested a probability of God showing up to deliver them. When is certain…
Friends, Hold on! Help is on the way. God is at work and will show up at the right time. He is never a second, minute, hour or day late. He is always on time. Be encouraged 🙂
Dear Lord we thank you for today. Thank you for reminding us that you are God; the God who sees, hears and speaks to us. Thank you for reminding us that you are on our side :). Lord we pray you open our eyes to see you in all that we do and help us be aware of your existence as we go about our days. Thank you Lord. In Jesus Name. Amen
Thanks for joining today
Have a blessed day and remember God is REAL 🙂
***With God all things are possible***