Psalm 53 There is No God

image The refrain that entitles this post rings out on a daily basis in print, song, and behavior. “There is no God!” “You are the god of your life…” Surrounded by the same cultural meme, the Psalmist wrote

God looks down from heaven on the sons of men to see if there are any who understand, any who seek God.

Everyone has turned away, they have together become corrupt; there is no one who does good, not even one. (vv 2-3)

The Christian who is enmeshed in the modern Evangelical lifestyle can quickly lose sight of this truth. Going to church, youth group, and maybe small group meetings can lead us to the false impression that everyone is just like us. Well, maybe not the really bad people, but surely most everybody else. What seems so obvious to us must be equally plain to everyone else.

The reality is that most people do not admit to the truth of God.

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. (v1)

How much responsibility do you and I bear for this condition? We are certainly not responsible for the events in the Garden but we are culpable for its continuation. Where salvation and grace were meant to empower us in our Christ emulating lives, we have treated them as fire insurance and a covering for our personal failings. Ask yourself with me, does my life mirror Christ’s in such a way that my neighbors can’t help but notice? Is the Holy Ghost such an influence in my life that only a fool would question His existence and work? Don’t raise your hands…hit your knees.

 

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