Tehillim / Psalms 14, Part 1, There is no God says the fool

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This week’s study is from Tehillim / Psalms 14:1-6,  The Psalm is introduced as א  לַמְנַצֵּחַ לְדָוִד “For the choir director. A Psalm of David.”  David begins saying אָמַר נָבָל בְּלִבּוֹ אֵין אֱלֹהִים הִשְׁחִיתוּ הִתְעִיבוּ עֲלִילָה אֵין עֹשֵֹה-טוֹב: 14:1 The fool has said in his heart, ‘There is no God.’ They are corrupt, they have committed abominable deeds; There is no one who does good. (NASB)  If we honestly examine our hearts, we must agree with David and his assessment of the heart of man, all are corrupt, all have committed abominable deeds, and no one does good.  By the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, David says that ב   יְהוָה מִשָּׁמַיִם הִשְׁקִיף עַל-בְּנֵי-אָדָם לִרְאוֹת הֲיֵשׁ מַשְֹכִּיל דֹּרֵשׁ אֶת-אֱלֹהִים: 14:2 The Lord has looked down from heaven upon the sons of men To see if there are any who understand, Who seek after God. (NASB) The Lord is examining the heart of every man to see if there are any who seek after Him.  How much have you desired to place God first only to turn in direction and seek the passions of your own heart and not the Lord?  David says ג   הַכֹּל סָר יַחְדָּו נֶאֱלָחוּ אֵין עֹשֵֹה-טוֹב אֵין גַּם-אֶחָד: 14:3 They have all turned aside, together they have become corrupt; There is no one who does good, not even one. (NASB)  All men have turned aside and together they have become corrupted.  It is only by God’s help that we are able to overcome and be free from sin and the corruption of the flesh.  Read more here: Tehillim 14-Part1

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