1 The fool says in his heart,“There is no God.”
They are corrupt, and their ways are vile;
there is no one who does good.
2 God looks down from heaven on all mankind
to see if there are any who understand, any who seek God.
3 Everyone has turned away, all have become corrupt;
there is no one who does good, not even one.
4 Do all these evildoers know nothing?
They devour my people as though eating bread; they never call on God.
5 But there they are, overwhelmed with dread,
where there was nothing to dread.
God scattered the bones of those who attacked you;
you put them to shame, for God despised them.
6 Oh, that salvation for Israel would come out of Zion!
When God restores his people, let Jacob rejoice and Israel be glad!
1. Silence – Read/Listen – Meditate – Pray – Contemplate
2. What is the word or phrase that touches you today as you read and
meditate on this passage?
3. We often think: “Do good and prosper, ignore God and fail”. But
this often doesn’t work, and we wonder why good things happen to
bad people. The psalmist says not to worry about it. God will take
care of them soon enough.
4. How do you secretly want to see happen to those who do evil and
enjoy momentary success? How would their success and your
reaction to it make you feel about God, about yourself and those
people? Are you focused on success here in this world, or on storing
up treasures in heaven?
5. Talk with God and tell him your emotions right now. Then listen to
Prayer & Journaling:
Stay with God for a little longer. Continue to converse with God and listen
to what he wants to tell me. Then write down any thought and/or prayer
in the 2012 “Spiritual Journal” book.