The fool has said in his heart,
“There is no God.”
They are corrupt,
They have done abominable works,
There is none who does good.
The Lord looks down from heaven upon the children of men,
To see if there are any who understand, who seek God.
They have all turned aside,
They have together become corrupt;
There is none who does good,
No, not one.
Have all the workers of iniquity no knowledge,
Who eat up my people as they eat bread,
And do not call on the Lord?
There they are in great fear,
For God is with the generation of the righteous.
You shame the counsel of the poor,
But the Lord is his refuge.
Oh, that the salvation of Israel would come out of Zion!
When the Lord brings back the captivity of His people,
Let Jacob rejoice and Israel be glad.
I recently made a foolish mistake. I grabbed a gas can at my father’s farm and emptied it into my gas-run car. I was none-the-wiser that I had made a foolish mistake. The needle on the gas gauge moved up and I was glad. After the car had run for a while it began to sputter. I turned off the car and showed my dad where I got the gas can. To my dismay the container had not been filled with gasoline, but diesel!
I turned out to be quite the fool. Instead of double checking that what I had was indeed the proper fuel for my vehicle, I had assumed (wrongly) and gone ahead with my own “wisdom”, filling my car with improper fuel.
There are many people in the world who are also acting foolishly. Relying on their own wisdom and assumptions, such as “There is no God”. They fail to consider that perhaps their wisdom is not enough. They refuse to double check the fuel can of life to make sure they are getting the proper fuel. As the diesel in my car made for a sluggish ride, so too will the fools of this world fail to properly accelerate into the joyous home that God has prepared for the righteous.
-- John Thrower Jr.