Daily Devotional: Psalms 14:1-7
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. 4 Will evildoers never learn--those who devour my people as men eat bread and who do not call on the LORD? 5 There they are, overwhelmed with dread, for God is present in the company of the righteous. 6 You evildoers frustrate the plans of the poor, but the LORD is their refuge. 7 Oh, that salvation for Israel would come out of Zion! When the LORD restores the fortunes of his people, let Jacob rejoice and Israel be glad!
21 For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened. 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. 24 Therefore God gave them over in the sinful desires of their hearts to sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another. 25 They exchanged the truth of God for a lie and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator-who is forever praised. Amen.
With the advent of computers, the internet and all the various ways of spreading information, it seems that we have reached a new high in information. The world is connected in ways that were never dreamed possible just a few years back. Not only can we travel by air but we tele-conference meetings around the world.
But all truth has been available to mankind since the revelation of God’s word, the Bible. We discover new facts that were unknown previously but the facts are not new – just newly discovered. The wonders of creation have overwhelmed mankind from the beginning but have been largely misinterpreted because God has not been recognized as the creator and Lord of heaven and earth. Jesus is the truth, the way and the life. The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge.
Heavenly Father I am thankful for the beauty and the majesty of your creation all around me. Open my eyes to marvel at the wonders of your wisdom shown in every detail of what we call “nature” but is in fact your supernatural handiwork. It is beyond my ability to comprehend your divine nature but you are my Lord and my God and in you my life, my very being depends. Thank you for loving me and making it possible for me to know that there is life beyond this world. Thank you for my families – both physical and spiritual. I pray in the name of Jesus.