“Only fools say in their hearts, “There is no God.” They are corrupt, and their actions are evil; not one of them does good! The Lord looks down from heaven on the entire human race; he looks to see if anyone is truly wise, if anyone seeks God. But no, all have turned away; all have become corrupt. No one does good, not a single one!”
Psalms 14:1-3 NLT
This passage of scripture is identical to Psalm 53:1-3. David, the king of Israel, is the author of both. In both, he expresses his disgust with the condition of humanity at large. Something we must realize, in this Psalm, is the simple observation David is making concerning society in general. God always has a remnant in every generation. Not everyone is godless and corrupt. Yes, we all have sinned (Romans 3:23), but, there are those who are truly born again, love God, and strive to live a life submitted to His Lordship. Often, in the midst of the godlessness we see around us, we get disgusted and become cynical about people in general. Elijah had this struggle when he faced, and defeated, the prophets of Baal on Mount Carmel in 1 Kings 18-19. He felt all alone. God had to remind him that He still had 7,000 who hadn’t bowed a knee to Baal or kissed his image. Even though it seems like the world is going headlong into Hell, we must know that God has a remnant. At times we may feel alone in our devotion to Christ, but we can rest assured that there is a family of God out there that daily seek God and His kingdom. Don’t get disillusioned in the midst of the battle. God is with us! He won’t fail us! He rescues the godly and hides them beneath His sheltering wings. “The Lord rescues the godly; he is their fortress in times of trouble.” Psalms 37:39 NLT “He will cover you with his feathers. He will shelter you with his wings. His faithful promises are your armor and protection.”
Psalms 91:4 NLT
Prayer for today: Father, in Jesus name, keep me faithful to You in the midst of a godless and perverse generation. Help me realize that there are others who feel as I do. You have a remnant of children all over the world. I am so blessed to be a part of it.
Rev. Curtis Norris