In an everchanging world that is destined to be annihilated when Jesus returns, the unchanging Jehovah is the only constant. It is the pinnacle of spiritual folly to reject the truth that God is and He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him. As depicted in Psalm 14, such foolishness has several alarming characteristics and consequences.
Consider the hideous portrait of a fool that David paints on the canvas of Scripture:
- A spiritual fool is morally corrupt in his character. He is abominable at heart. “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” (v. 1).
- A spiritual fool is misguided in his pursuits. He is carnal in his desires. “The Lord looks down from heaven upon the children of men to see if there are any who understand, who seek God” (v. 2).
- A spiritual fool is rotten in his soul. He is an evil doer. “They have all turned aside, they have together become corrupt; there is none who does good, no, not one” (v. 3).
- A spiritual fool is bankrupt in his head. He has no genuine knowledge. “Have all the workers of iniquity no knowledge, who eat up my people as they eat bread and do not call on the Lord?” (v. 4).