My family are all still unbelievers and sometimes I do get frustrated by this.
My Dad just this week said that he guesses, one day, he will meet the devil because until he can see God in front of him, he won’t believe. I was talking to him about God. I am praying for that radical encounter!
Psalm 53 talks about atheism and how although atheistic people are intelligent, they are fools to reject God, because He is the only One that can save them.
Those who don’t know Jesus, David is saying that although they aren’t stupid, they are foolish to not see the evidence that God exists, or worst, people choose to ignore the existence of Him because they refuse to live by God’s truths.
This echoes Psalm 14.
Some of us will say that we could never reject God, but actually we become atheists in practice when we rely on ourselves more than on God.
Ouch – that’s a tough one, but sometimes we find it easier to look at others misguided lifestyles than our own.
This Psalm is a reminder that God is continuously looking throughout the world to see if anyone has gained wisdom towards Him – which Proverbs says is simply knowledge and understanding.
Let’s pray for our family and friends who are still foolish.
They are called just as much as we are, back to God. But remember that that speck in their eye, is nothing compared to our log (Matthew 7:3) so let’s not judge anyone by their actions.