Read Psalms 10 – 17
To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good (Ps. 14:1).
Webster's dictionary defines a "fool" as "a person lacking in judgment or prudence". This is the definition for a person that denies the existence of God. This verse clearly defines such a person as a "fool" and Webster gives the definition of a "fool".
In looking at the definition, the person who does not believe in God lacks judgment. The lack of judgment would mean the making of decisions would prove very difficult. This person would find it very hard to make a right choice in life.
This really is not so hard to believe. The believer has the guidance of the Holy Spirit and the Word of God readily available to them to aid in every choice they must make. Those who have placed their trust in Christ do not have to just hope for the best. They serve and belong to the Best. Because of this, helpful guidance is there for them when needed. Howbeit when He, the Spirit of truth, is come, He will guide you into all truth: for He shall not speak of Himself; but whatsoever He shall hear, that shall He speak: and He will shew you things to come (John 16:13). Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path (Ps. 119:105).
The Word of God goes on to describe the one who denies God as "corrupt". This is not to say that every person that does not believe in God is a criminal or dangerous person. For some of them, the only person they are a danger to is themselves. Their decision in denying the existence of God will doom their soul for all eternity. Without trust in Christ, their ultimate destination will be hell. How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation; which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed unto us by them that heard Him (Heb. 2:3).
It is sometimes too easy to look at those who deny the truth that God is real and forget to have compassion for them. It is sometimes even said "they are getting what they deserve". The truth to that statement would be that we all deserve to spend our eternity with them. Who can say they deserve heaven without Jesus? There are none that can. It is only through Christ that we are made worthy. Therefore, let us always pray that the Lord will continue to work on the hearts of those who do not believe so that they might trust in Him.
That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved (Rom. 10:9).
Thought for Today:
Since Christ Jesus was resurrected, we too share that same blessed hope.
10:5 puffeth at, makes light of; 10:13 contemn, defy; despise; 11:3 foundations, principles of society based on the Word of God.
In the prophecy that God would not allow His Holy One to see decay (Ps. 16:10). This foretells the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ (Acts 2:25-27; 13:35-39). When Jesus spoke His Revelation to John, He declared: I am He that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death (Rev. 1:18).
Optional Reading: Philippians 4
Memory Verse for the Week: Lamentations 3:22-23