Psalm 14

“The fool says in his heart, ‘There is no God.’ They are corrupt, they do abominable deeds, there is none who does good.” (Psalm 14:1)

This is an oft-repeated statement. It makes sense, too. Only a person without wisdom would tell his heart there is no God. The evidence of creation is all around us, and no suitable alternative has been brought forth. Creation demands a creator and that creator has declared Himself to mankind. Even those who did not hear his word have seen the results of his work. The heavens declare the work of God.

To look into the complexity of the solar system, its vastness, and its order is to see the work of order. Accidents produce chaos, Planning produces order. The world was planned. From the largest star to the smallest one cell animal complexity and order.

When man looks at his world and says accident, he is ignoring the obvious and is acting from his own self-value refusing to admit a being greater than himself. Such a man, the psalmist says, is a fool.

The result of denying God is to deny order. Man simply cannot operate efficiently without order. Either the order will be imposed by the man with the highest ego at the moment, or it will be imposed by God. Otherwise chaos reigns. By his nature man is corrupt and cannot produce lasting goodness. Man is by nature to self-centered to do otherwise. Man can produce peace only with a weapon, and it will never last because someone else will have a more powerful weapon. Only by obeying God can there be real peace and peace that endures.

Task for Today:  Don’t be a fool. Acknowledge God today. Not only acknowledge Him but give him control over your life. He will bring order and peace. Different than world order and peace but real order and meaning, real rest and peace. Put aside your earthly gods and the wisdom of this world and worship the creator of the universe.

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