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Read Psalm 14


Read Psalm 14

14  Fools say to themselves,
“There is no God.”
They are all corrupt,
and they have done terrible things;
there is no one who does what is right.
2The Lord looks down from heaven at human beings
to see if there are
any who are wise, any who worship him.
3But they have all gone wrong;
they are all equally bad. Not one of them does what is right,
not a single one.
4“Don’t they know?” asks the Lord.
“Are all these evildoers ignorant?
They live by robbing my people,
and they never pray to me.”
5But then they will be terrified,
for God is with those who obey him.
6Evildoers frustrate the plans of the humble,
but the Lord is their protection.
7How I pray that victory
will come to Israel from Zion.
How happy the people of Israel will be
when the Lord makes them prosperous again!

Think

This Psalm has a rather cynical view of humanity.  "The LORD looks down from heaven at human beings to see if there are any who are wise, any who worship him..."  "Not one of them does what is right, not a single one..."

The Psalmist looks forward to a day when victory will come to Israel from Zion.

Pray

I don't do what is right; I long for your victory from Zion - and I thank you for the promise of your victory through the resurrection of Jesus and the power of your Holy Spirit.

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