Songs of Praise: Psalms 14-16

Psalms 14-16
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Psalm 14 is a prayer of an individual who combines elements of instruction and petition with hope in the Lord’s deliverance. And it is a denunciation of godlessness. Psalm 15 identifies who might be saved by God and the ability to stand firm. Psalm 16 focuses on the deeds of the one who dwells with God, a ready refuge, giving joy in the Lord.

The Lord looks down from heaven on the children of man,
to see if there are any who understand, who seek after God.
Psalm 14:2 ESV

Surely depravity follows rejection or denial of the existence of the Lord. Only a fool would say, “There is no God.” Those who deny God do so not only by their intellectual arguments, but by their actions as well. There is a radical display of independence. Are there any who understand, any who seek God?

The evil doers feed off His people, but not forever. The poor find refuge in the Lord. God is with those who obey Him, no matter how much it may cost them. He will one day restore the fortunes of the righteous, and terrorize the wicked.

Our future is in God’s hands. Those who believe feel completely secure in the path that leads to life. His presence fills us with joy forever. But for those who don’t believe, who presume to walk securely, they will come to a very different end.

Sovereign God, You have been our help during the day and the night.
We choose to trust Your wisdom. Guide us in Your ways.
We belong to You. In the power of Your name,
our Lord and Savior. Amen.

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