Saturday, April 21, 2012

April 21, 2012 … Fools Are We

Passage of the Day: Reference of Today’s Chronological Bible Study: Psalm 6… To study this Pslam, go to this link -
Passage #2 : Psalms 8-10 … To study this passage, go to this link -
Passage #3 : Psalm 14 … To study this passage, go to this link -
Passage #4 : Psalm 16 … To study this passage, go to this link -
Passage #5 : Psalm 19 … To study this passage, go to this link -
Passage #6 : Psalm 21 … To study this passage, go to this link -

Highlight Passage : Psalm 14: 1-3 1 The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.” They are corrupt, their deeds are vile; there is no one who does good. … 2 The LORD looks down from heaven on all mankind to see if there are any who understand, any who seek God. 3 All have turned away, all have become corrupt; there is no one who does good, not even one. 

My Journal for Today: My chronological Bible read today had be read/meditate through eight (8) of the Davidic Psalms; but as I pray and as it happens each day, one passage stood out in my mind/heart to ponder; and that one is highlighted above from Psalm 14: 1-3.

In all of these Psalms which David wrote for my study today, the song writer, David, is extolling the greatness of God and giving the reader the reasons why he, David, had placed all his trust and faith in God, the Creator of all. These were songs about God’s greatness and how our Lord was worthy of our praise. But in the midst of all of this glorious praise and adoration is a reality check in this short passage I’ve copied for reflection above. And David points out that it is the fool who says, “in his heart,” that there is no God; but then he points an even more stark reality; and that is that WE ALL either are or can be fools.

And when I read this short passage, penned by David, I realized that he probably was inspired by an earlier Prophet, Isaiah, who wrote, under inspiration by God, (found in Isaiah 53: 6) … We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to our own way; and the LORD has laid on Him the iniquity of us all. 

And in this expression, David was reinforcing what Isaiah wrote about the Messiah Who would come for God’s chosen people, … the One Who would take away the sins of all of His chosen ones. And this, of course, was why Paul wrote for God that we all are sinners and fools (see Romans 3: 23) who must come to the realize that we must repent of our foolishness of disbelief and choose to believe in the only One Who can save us from our selfish and foolish selves (see Romans 10: 9-13).

Oh, my fellow reader, I hope, as I have, you have come to that place of realizing that we’re all fools; and we have a heart which can turn inward to self [see Jer. 17: 9] and away from the only One Who can save us from our selves; and that, of course, is the same Messiah Whom David looked forward as His Savior, and the One Whom we look forward to coming again for those of us who believe as did David … that our God saves! 

My Prayer Today: … Dear God, … You are my Yahweh, my God, Who has saved me from myself; … come soon, Lord, and take us home. Amen

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