The Fool Says
The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.” They are corrupt, they do abominable deeds; there is none who does good.
Make Room For God
David begins Psalm 14 by describing what many people say within their hearts, “There is no God.” This concept is formed from the mindset of atheism. This is not a new concept either. There have always been and will always be people who will not believe that there is a God. David says that those who say in their hearts that there is no God are fools.
David refers to these people as fools because they are not observant. Romans 1:20 says, “For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse.” A person is foolish if they cannot realize that there is someone greater than themselves. The attributes of God can be seen by anyone. And if you don’t see these things, you are without excuse.
The result of believing that there is no God and refusing to make room for God in our lives is that we become corrupt. David makes this clear as he continues in verse 1, “They are corrupt, they do abominable deeds, there is none who does good.” We are guilty of being foolish when we do not make room for God in our lives. We may believe that God is real but if we don’t make room for Him in our lives we are considered as fools. Not only are we to believe that God is real and true, we must also make room for Him in our personal lives. We are to make sure that our lives are reflecting that we do believe there is a God and He is alive and with us.
Lord, help me to make room for you in all the areas of my life. I depend on you daily and need you every hour.