The Fool Says There Is No God–Psalm 53:1-4
1 The fool says in his heart,
“There is no God.”
They are corrupt, and their ways are vile;
there is no one who does good.
2 God looks down from Heaven
on all mankind
to see if there are any who understand,
any who seek God.
3 Everyone has turned away, all have become corrupt;
there is no one who does good,
not even one.
4 Do all these evildoers know nothing?
One thing is for certain: this life will end and our soul (and body) will go somewhere. In the life of a believer, the main hope – the ultimate goal – is to spend eternity with God in Heaven. Eternity is a very long time, especially in comparison with the quick life here on earth. So this hope – this goal – is a very wise one indeed. The first verse of Psalm 53 says, “The fool says in his heart, ‘there is no God.'” This is foolish indeed because without belief in God, without Jesus’ saving grace, there is no Heaven to look forward to. Eternity – millions upon millions of years forever – then becomes a gamble. A gamble on the hope of eternal blackness; an unconscious sleep forever. Or, perhaps, a reincarnation of some sort. But this of course is all just a gamble – a wild and, according to the psalmist, foolish guess. “Do all these evildoers know nothing?” (v 4)
As God looks down from Heaven upon all mankind, checking to see if anyone understands – if anyone is searching for Him – let Him find you (v 2). Be standing there with your heart and mind wide open to receive Him. Because not only will you have something glorious and eternal to look forward to at the end of this life. You will also begin to experience a slice of Heaven down here below.
Lord Jesus, Thank You.
“Blessed are those who have not seen and [yet] have believed” –John 20:29.
[Read and meditate on this psalm today. Allow the thoughts of the psalmist to speak to you. If the divine Words move you in any way, let us know in the comment section below.]