Read Psalm 14 today.
How is a fool described?
What does God provide for the righteous and for those who would be shamed?
Fools cannot see God and do not do good.
As you reflect on this, pray in these ways and any other way the Holy Spirit leads.
That we would see our foolishness and ask God to transform us.
For the people in the world who don’t know the Lord yet or have turned away from him.
For courage to share our love and hope in God.
For rejuvenated love and excitement for those who walk with the Lord and a renewal of our own faith.
For the people who are being oppressed by the wicked ways of those who don't know Jesus Christ.
That we would rely on the Lord for all our needs and rejoice with our fellow believers.
God Looks Down from Heaven
For the Pure and Shining One
A Psalm of David
1 Only the withering soul would say to himself,
“There is no God.”
Anyone who thinks like this is corrupt and callous,
devoid of what is good.
2 Yahweh looks down in love,
looking over all of Adam’s sons and daughters.
He’s looking to see if there is anyone who acts wisely,
any who are searching for God and wanting to please him.
None Who Are Good
3 But everyone has wandered astray,
walking stubbornly toward evil.
Not one is good; he can’t even find one.
4 They live in luxury while exploiting my people!
Won’t these workers of wickedness ever learn?
They don’t ever think of praying to God.
Overwhelmed with Dread
5 But look at them now, in panic, trembling with terror.
For God is on the side of his godly lovers.
6 Yahweh is always the safest place for the poor
when the workers of wickedness oppress them.
Overcome with Joy
7 How I wish that Israel’s rescue
would arise from the midst of Zion!
When Yahweh restores his people,
Jacob’s joy will break forth
and Israel will be glad!