Psalm 53

ps53.jpgGreetings!  I deal with atheists a lot on my other blog.  Sometimes the conversations are charitable, but mostly they are not.  Verse 1 says it all here.  One must work hard to deny the obvious fact of a creator God.  We all know that something doesn’t come from nothing. 

Romans 1:18-20 is an important passage that expands on this theme: The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of men who suppress the truth by their wickedness, since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them. For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse.

But should we be prideful about being believers?  Not at all.  God has opened our eyes to the truth of Jesus and drawn us to him.  We should be eternally grateful (literally and figuratively). 

There are no truly “good” people – other than Jesus, who was God in flesh.


Psalm 53

For the director of music. According to mahalath. A maskil of David.

1 The fool says in his heart,

“There is no God.”

They are corrupt, and their ways are vile;

there is no one who does good.

2 God looks down from heaven

on the sons of men

to see if there are any who understand,

any who seek God.

3 Everyone has turned away,

they have together become corrupt;

there is no one who does good,

not even one.

4 Will the evildoers never learn—

those who devour my people as men eat bread

and who do not call on God?

5 There they were, overwhelmed with dread,

where there was nothing to dread.

God scattered the bones of those who attacked you;

you put them to shame, for God despised them.

6 Oh, that salvation for Israel would come out of Zion!

When God restores the fortunes of his people,

let Jacob rejoice and Israel be glad!

The Holy Bible : New International Version. 1996, c1984. Grand Rapids: Zondervan.


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