Psalms 14: We All Make Bad Decisions Sometimes
Psalms 14 has something very important to tell us about our sin nature. In fact, it explains that our nature is indeed natural.
Psa 14:1 To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good.
Psa 14:2 The LORD looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand, and seek God.
Psa 14:3 They are all gone aside, they are all together become filthy: there is none that doeth good, no, not one.
God was looking down at all people and realized that absolutely no one was on the right track. Everyone had turned aside at some point. In other words, everyone has sinned; it is our natural state before we know God. There is no one that does good things all the time. This point is reinforced by some other verses in the Bible, but here is the most popular one.
Rom 3:23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;
No one’s perfect. No one makes the right decisions all of time. Everyone has done something that hurts someone else.
Although this may seem to be a kind of pessimistic outlook on humanity, it is unfortunately a realistic one. The optimism in the situation comes from the fact that God does forgive. He will always be willing to bring us back. He has that power, and He has that mercy.
He has exactly what we need, and He is willing to give that to us.
The application for today is not really too complicated. We need to get right with God wherever we are. You might not be a Christian, or you might be a Christian. Make sure that you have confessed your sins to God and accept that free gift.