1 The fool has said in his heart, “There is no God.” They are corrupt, They have done abominable works, There is none who does good. 2 The Lord looks down from heaven upon the children of men, To see if there are any who understand, who seek God. 3 They have all turned aside, They have together become corrupt; There is none who does good, No, not one. – Psalm 14:1-3
A fool has no shame in his heart; therefore, he will do anything to please himself without thinking of the consequences of his actions. He believes that he is always right. What does God see when he looks upon the world of man? Death, destruction, chaos, hate and evil, because this is the natural state of man’s heart when they do not reside in the light of truth, love, and righteousness in Jesus Christ.
When we live for God, we believe in Him and we accept His Son, Jesus Christ as our personal Lord and savior. We are not perfect, but we are righteous in God’s eyes because we believe that Jesus Christ died for our sins, and that now we are forgiven of our past sins, current sins, and the errors we may make in the future. No one can satisfy the need to be made whole as the love of Jesus Christ that resides in our hearts.
Why does the foolish man say that there is no God? He doesn’t believe in God because he has made himself the god of his life. He lives to please himself. He can do good deeds, but good deeds will never erase the fear, greed, lust, anger, hate, bitterness, and pain in his heart. This is the constant state of man’s heart till the day that he dies. The bad news is that if you choose to live for yourself and not for God in this life, you will not live for God in the next life.
In fact, you will be separated from Him forever, and the fear, greed, lust, anger, hate and bitterness will reside within you forever and ever in the darkness of your own rejection of God’s love. You do not want to reside anyplace where there is no God, no love, and no peace; ask anyone who has lived under the iron of oppression for most of their lives, and they will tell you that there is no peace in a hopeless situation.
Live for the Lord Jesus Christ. Accept HIs kind and loving gift of salvation. Live for a real purpose that will give you satisfaction. Live in the light of His Majesty and Glory. Let His love reside in your heart. Learn how to love with the love of the Lord, His sacrificial love, and you will be concerned for other people’s welfare not just your own. Peace, love, and joy will reside in your heart forever. You will live with God and Jesus Christ in the light of their love forever and ever – and no one will be able to take that peace from you if you continue to reside within His heart.
Great is the happiness in your heart right now – you will never be disappointed by His love for you!
Article by Lareina Morgan. Published by permission from faithwriters.com Article Source: http://articles.faithwriters.com/reprint-article-details.php?article=41997 Originally published as “What Fools Do to Justify Themselves”.