1 Fools say in their hearts, “There is no God.”
They are corrupt; they commit abominable acts;
there is no one who does good.
2 God looks down from heaven on humankind
to see if there are any who are wise,
who seek after God.
3 They have all fallen away; they are all alike perverse;
there is no one who does good,
no, not one.
4 Have they no knowledge, those evildoers,
who eat up my people as they eat bread
and do not call upon God?
5 There they shall be in great terror,
in terror such as has not been.
For God will scatter the bones of the ungodly;
they will be put to shame, for God has rejected them.
6 O that deliverance for Israel would come from Zion!
When God restores the fortunes of his people,
Jacob will rejoice; Israel will be glad.
As opposed to godliness, this psalm exposes godlessness. The psalmist details the actions of those who do no good and who devour God’s people. That was 3000 years ago. And this behavior disturbed the psalmist, as he hoped that God would take action and put them to shame. There are still people who actively attack the works of God’s people. That is still disturbing. Fools will be fools.
As I even pray today, I admit that You are God. Let me believe in You even when others doubt or oppose. Let me stand firm in my faith, in the face of foolish critiques. Let me pursue godliness. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.