Psalm 14:1 – “The fool has said in his heart, “There is no God.” They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none who does good.” NKJV
You just read the text and my title and probably have a question so let me answer it without you having to ask. Most of us would never utter the words, “there is no God” but too many times we live as though He either does not exist, is blind, or disinterested. He is none of those. He is not blind and is very interested in the details of our lives. If you remember the words of Jesus in Matthew 10 that not one sparrow falls without God’s approval and the hairs of our heads are numbered. Now does that sound like a God who is disinterested?
David declared in Psalm 139 that there was no place to hide from the ALL SEEING EYE of God so I ask, ‘does that sound like someone who is blind?’ The Hebrews referred to God as THE LIVING GOD as distinguished from all other gods and religions in their world. Remember when the disciples went to the empty tomb and the angel informed them that Jesus was not there but risen. Then they encountered Him and went forth touching their world because HE LIVES.
Yet, how often do we commit acts, entertain thoughts, harbor resentment and more as though God either was not living, blind, or disinterested. It is not enough to just not say something if our actions or words express that we believe what we have not said. The world watches us and as has been said truly we are the only Bible some people will ever read. The gospel according to our lives is incredibly important for it could mean the difference between life or death spiritually for someone.
I had a gospel singer once tell me that although he was not living as he should he was just singing the message not proclaiming it so it was okay. Seriously? Is that what takes place in a worship service we sing it and somehow do not think that is the same as saying it or that our lives should back up what we sing as well as what we say? If God knows our hearts, and He does, would it not behoove us to have our lives match our words?
I am not trying to beat anyone up but felt compelled to remind each of us that it is not just what we do not say but what we do and think as well. I am all for not sinning with our lips and while we may say all the right words the heart is the real issue and focus. We would mostly concur that it would be the words of a fool to say, ‘there is no God’ but what is it when our lives say that very thing?
May God be with you as you go through your day!