The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.” [Psalm 14:1 ESV]
The dictionary tells us that a fool is a person who lacks good sense or judgment. I think that we can all relate to knowing, or being, such a person. I have done many foolish things. I have been led astray by lusts and pride. I can not tell you how many foolish automobile purchases that I have made.
Yet I think that this verse speaks to us of something very different. Jesus says this about the foolish heart:
"Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on the rock. And everyone who hears these words of mine and does not do them will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell, and great was the fall of it.”The fool builds on the premise that God does not exist. Their life is controlled by their brain. They live by carnal principles and precepts. Yet the wise heart, the new heart, fully embraces the presence of God. In history. In the world. In their own life. Such a person says in their heart, I believe in God.
... this devotion is part of a series about King David.