Devotional, Psalms

I’m No Fool

Psalm 14

The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good.

There are a lot of fools around these days, and they don’t have any problem letting everyone know hey are fools.  Men like Stephen Hawking, Christopher Hitchins and Richard Dawkins are writing books, doing interviews and speaking all over about the fact that there is no God.  These esteemed atheists certainly are very intelligent in an  earthly sense, but the Word of God is very clear -m they are fools.

One commonly held belief among atheists is evolution.  I love the radio brief called Creation Moments.  In  it, a fact about the fallacy that there is noGod is brought to the light.  Here is an example from today’s piece:

One commonly heralded claim to the evolution of man from the animal kingdom is the statement that humans and chimpanzees are more than 98 percent genetically identical. Many people think this claim has been proven, but it has always been an assumption made by believers in evolution.

Now geneticists have begun to examine this claim. Researchers recently completed the first detailed map of one chimpanzee chromosome. That alone should tell us that the claim of genetic similarity between humans and chimps has never been proven. They then compared this with the corresponding human chromosome. In a detailed examination they found 68,000 small differences in the DNA between the two genes. An analysis of the 231 genes of this chromosome showed that 83 percent of them would make proteins that differed from one another. They noted that if this pattern held for all the comparisons between human and chimpanzee genes, they would expect thousands of differences. In other words, rather than humans and chimps being more than 98 percent genetically identical, so far they have proven to be 83 percent genetically different!

There are, of course, more differences between humans and chimps than genetics. Humans were created in God’s image and therefore are morally responsible to God. And most importantly, humans have been redeemed by God’s Son, Jesus Christ, on the cross of Calvary.

Kind of dispels their theories, doesn’t it?  You can find more of these at

God’s existence can be seen everywhere I look, and I feel sorry for those who can’t recognize that a world with this much intricate detail has to have had a creator.  I don;t know anyone who thinks a Rolex watch just comes together by itself.  It is a complicated piece of machinery, and has to have a creator, or it just would not exist.  Our world is much more intricate, and each little part is much more intricate that a watch.

The Lord looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand, and seek God.

They are all gone aside, they are all together become filthy: there is none that doeth good, no, not one.

Twice David writes that no one does good, not one.  How can he say this?  I know a lot of people who do good things and help others.  What is David really saying here?

Well, the fact is, every person ever born is s sinner, and it has nothing to do with their good or bad deeds, their upbringing, their feeling toward God or their standing in society.  Let me explain.  When Adam ate the forbidden fruit in the garden, the seed of sin entered his life.  And this seed was passed on to every human being in history through conception.  every human being that is, except one.

Jesus Christ of Nazareth was born of a virgin -Adam’s seed did not enter into Mary because the Holy Ghost was the father of the child, not a man.  So the seed of sin was not in Jesus, which made Him completely perfect.  He never sinned during His time on earth, and therefor was the perfect sacrifice for our sin.  If you read the book of Leviticus, you will see that a lamb without blemish was a required offering.  Jesus was that lamb for all of our sins and transgressions.  When He gave His life on the cross, our sin was nailed there with Him.  Because of that, all you need to do is accept His sacrifice as your atonement, ask Him for forgiveness, and make Him Lord of your life, and you will become as though you had never sinned.  Christ then clothes us with His righteousness so when God looks at us, He does not see our filthy righteousness, but he sees the righteousness of Christ.

Have all the workers of iniquity no knowledge? who eat up my people as they eat bread, and call not upon the Lord.

There were they in great fear: for God is in the generation of the righteous.

Again David points to the lack of knowledge the workers of iniquity have.  Have they not noticed how Israel has been blessed through the centuries?  Why can’t they understand that it is because of God they are so blessed?

Our country is no different.  Founded by pilgrims who looked for religious freedom, this country was steeped in a deep belief in God’s favor when it was in it’s infancy.  The men who framed the constitution all gave gory to God for our nation, and acknowledged that it would not be possible to have such a country without God. That is why it is so alarming today to see Christianity under attack from all sides.  Symbols are being torn down, freedom of speech is being attacked, and general moral principles are being torn away.  The fools are running the show,and we need to earnestly pray the ship gets righted, soon.

Ye have shamed the counsel of the poor, because the Lord is his refuge.

What better refuge is there than God?  He can take care of me better than anything here on this earth.

Oh that the salvation of Israel were come out of Zion! when the Lord bringeth back the captivity of his people, Jacob shall rejoice, and Israel shall be glad.

God has brought back our captivity to sin by giving His Son, Jesus Christ, as an atonement for sin.  We should be rejoicing all the time if we are born-again Christians.  The grace and mercy He has shown us is not measurable.  Make sure you always have an attitude of gratitude!


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