Are you living the life of a fool?
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. The LORD looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand, and seek God. They are all gone aside, they are all together become filthy: there is none that doeth good, no, not one. (Psalms 14:1-3 KJV)
It is a truth of the Bible that anyone who says there is no God is speaking and living foolishly. This statement places anyone who declares there is no God squarely in the camp aligned unto the workings god of this world who is continually in enmity against the holiness of God. There are many foolish people living in this world blindly following the god of this world choosing to casually shrug off the Truth of God’s Word which clearly states there is ultimate authority all men will answer to who is The God of Heaven.
This verse was written by David for the chief musician and was likely meant to be sung by those in ancient biblical times by those who were spiritually attentive to the words of God which David was inspired to write. David had actually known a man named Nabal along with his lovely wife Abagail. Some have even pondered that this inspired Psalm was actually written about this man named Nabal who was mentioned in the book of 1st Samuel chapter 25. The word fool in the Hebrew is translated as the word nabal.
Some would say that this man Nabal was the biggest brusque and prideful fool that ever lived. Nabal was a complete contrast to his lovely and thoughtful wife Abagail. The Bible is not clear if this particular Psalm was written about this particular man who David would have been familiar with but we can learn precepts and truths to apply in our own lives life from how God’s Word portrays this man and his pride filled life and the eternal consequences of living in this fashion; now and for eternity.
The Bible talks often about foolish people and includes many other verses about foolish people, foolish choices, and living foolishly that we can apply to our own lives and in teaching others about the holiness of an eternal God as we sojourn upon this earth.