Daily Devotional: Psalms 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 the sons of men to see if there are any who understand, any who seek God. 3 All have turned aside, they have together become corrupt; there is no one who does good, not even one.
Rom 1:18-20, 22-23
18 The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of men who suppress the truth by their wickedness, 19 since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them. 20 For since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities-his eternal power and divine nature-have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse. 22 Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools 23 and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images made to look like mortal man and birds and animals and reptiles.
When one considers the evidence of creation vs the evidence of evolution, it is foolish to believe that it all happened by chance without any intended or planned design or purpose. While the evolutionist belittles the idea of faith in God, their idea requires an even greater faith in “chance” than creation requires in an intelligent being. What has been made requires intelligent design.
John Calvin believed strongly in an all-powerful God and argued often that God had put the knowledge of him in our hearts from birth. We were made in God’s image and have been given the innate quality of seeking God and seeking to be like him. While all mankind seeks eternal life, it is found only in Jesus Christ as revealed in his word, the Bible.
But the problem is that when we find Jesus and his salvation we must be willing to live for him and allow him to be our Lord and Master. We no longer belong to ourselves but to him and we are held accountable to him. The good news is that he gives us his Holy Spirit to mold us to be renewed in his image to make us ready for eternal life in fellowship with him.
O God, my heavenly Father, I thank you for the salvation you have provided in Jesus. Help me live a life that shows Jesus to others and brings glory to you. Use me in your service to help others by my words, my deeds and my example. When I fail, please forgive me. Thank you for the material things I enjoy every day and too often take for granted. Thank you for the many Christian friends in my life who are a constant encouragement to me. Please give your strength and help to those who do not have others to help them. I pray in the name of Jesus.