Psalm 53

Psalm 53 is very similar to Psalm 14. Both open with this description of the fool.

The fool says in his heart,
“There is no God.”
They are corrupt, and their ways are vile;
there is no one who does good. (v. 1)

Both Psalms go on to describe the destruction that comes to those who live as if there is no God.

And yet….

God looks down from heaven on the sons of men
to see if there are any who understand,
any who seek God. (v. 2)

Are there any who understand that apart from God we cannot do good?

Are there any who understand that we need a Savior?

Are there any who seek God?

God says we will find Him if we seek Him.

Seek the Lord while he may be found; call on him while he is near.
Isaiah 55:6

Seek God now.
He is near.

You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.
Jeremiah 29:13

Seek God with your whole heart.
He wants to be found.

From one man he made every nation of men, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he determined the times set for them and the exact places where they should live. God did this so that men would seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from each one of us.
Acts 17:26-27

Seek God where you are.
He has orchestrated the events in your life to help you find Him.

“For the Son of Man [Jesus] came to seek and to save the lost.”
Luke 19:10

Seek God.
He is already seeking after you.

Father, I want to seek You with all my heart. Thank You that You are near and have made it possible to find You. Thank You that You were seeking after me long before I knew You. Thank You for sending Your Son Jesus to seek and to save the lost like me. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

psalm 53

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