What does the fool say?
Where does he say it?
The human heart is a battleground. A place where faith and doubt are in conflict.
The fool says in his heart,
‘There is no God.’
They are corrupt, their deeds are vile;
there is no one who does good.
The Lord looks down from heaven on all mankind
to see if there are any who understand, any who seek God.
All have turned away, all have become corrupt;
there is no one who does good, not even one.
Do all these evildoers know nothing?
They devour my people as though eating bread;
they never call on the Lord.
But there they are, overwhelmed with dread,
for God is present in the company of the righteous.
You evildoers frustrate the plans of the poor,
but the Lord is their refuge.
Oh, that salvation for Israel would come out of Zion!
When the Lord restores his people,
let Jacob rejoice and Israel be glad!
Psalm 14 (NIV)
The foolish person says in his heart, that there is no God.
The child of God welcomes Jesus to live in his heart, and chooses to believe in him.
The New Testament book of Romans, tells us: “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 people are without excuse.”
We can see the power and nature of God, by looking at the structures and textures that he has built into creation. So we have no excuse for not believing.
And yet we make excuses all the time.
Sometimes we behave as children of God, welcoming him into our hearts, and believing in him, in the midst of the situations that we are facing.
At other times though, we behave as fools. We refuse to welcome Jesus into our hearts, and we refuse to believe in him, when we are stuck in the middle of a difficult challenge.
We are foolish if we assume that our God is only for certain situations.
We live as children of God, when we trust him in all our circumstances.
In what situations, do I find it easy to believe in my heart?
In what areas of life, do I need to choose to trust in Jesus, in my heart, and in my actions and reactions too?