Psalm 14:1-7, ESV
To the choirmaster. Of David. The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.” They are corrupt, they do abominable deeds; there is none who does good. The LORD looks down from heaven on the children of man, to see if there are any who understand, who seek after God. They have all turned aside; together they have become corrupt; there is none who does good, not even one.
Have they no knowledge, all the evildoers who eat up my people as they eat bread and do not call upon the LORD? There they are in great terror, for God is with the generation of the righteous.
You would shame the plans of the poor, but the LORD is his refuge. Oh, that salvation for Israel would come out of Zion! When the LORD restores the fortunes of his people, let Jacob rejoice, let Israel be glad.
Psalm 14:1-7, JN paraphrase
The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.” How long ago was this precious Psalm written? 2500 +/- years ago? And it nails our society and moral condition precisely? Read carefully and meditatively. Do you hear the national news sources? It does not matter, they are all reporting, “ They have all turned aside; together they have become corrupt; there is none who does good, not even one.”
But the LORD, God, the Almighty is our refuge. Our prayer is “Come, Lord Jesus, come.” And He is! Soon! For His people!
Time for another one from T. M. Moore: Restore Us! A Call to Serious Prayer for Revival. BTW: All of his books at the Fellowship of Ailbe Bookstore are FREE with a $5 S&H fee.