When they will have no God, they will have no goodness “They are corrupt.” That is the secret of infidelity. If you are at an office or shared network, you can ask the network administrator to run a scan across the network looking for misconfigured or infected devices. Until the grace of God seeks us, we never seek God. "Commentary on Psalms 14:4". Another way to prevent getting this page in the future is to use Privacy Pass. He is with his people, he always will be with his people, and when he makes bare his arm, fear takes possession of his enemies. The LORD upholdeth all that fall, etc. The psalmist has put his finger on it: “They are corrupt.”. By nature we are all in this condition. Psalms 14:4. David represents God looking from the battlements of heaven upon our fallen humanity; and at the time when he looked, he could see none that understood him, or sought him. "Spurgeon's Verse Expositions of the Bible". They are corrupt, they have committed abominable deeds; There is no one who does good. Es wundert uns nicht, dass er manchmal die Feder geraume Zeit ruhen lassen musste, weil er sich in dem betreffenden Psalm noch nicht heimisch genug fühlte oder ihm die Aufgabe, die Psalmen würdig auszulegen, bei … Romans 3:10-12. They do not call them “fools” now; they call them “philosophers.” That, however, is often … Ecclesiastes 7:14, 2 Corinthians 1:5. Yes, God can bring great fear upon the men who seem most bold. Cloudflare Ray ID: 5f8f18cf3dd9ef65 Completing the CAPTCHA proves you are a human and gives you temporary access to the web property. You may need to download version 2.0 now from the Chrome Web Store. These are the people who begin to cry, and give up what they boasted of, when they get into deep waters: “There were they in great fear.”. It is noticed that the boldest blasphemers, when they become ill, are generally the most timid persons. The fourteenth Psalm and the fifty-third Psalm are the same, with the alteration of one or two expressions at most. The fool has said in his heart, "There is no God." Your IP: 184.108.40.206 Go to, To report dead links, typos, or html errors or suggestions about making these resources more useful use our convenient, Spurgeon's Verse Expositions of the Bible, Commentary Critical and Explanatory - Unabridged, Kretzmann's Popular Commentary of the Bible, Lange's Commentary on the Holy Scriptures. Oh that the salvation of Israel were come out of Zion! Even God looked in vain. Psalms 14:1-2. They mocked at the idea of a mans trusting in God for his daily bread, or trusting in God for his eternal salvation; but, mock as men may, there is no other refuge for a soul but God. Psalms 14:5. The whole Psalm would make a good subject, showing the stages from mourning to rejoicing, dwelling especially upon the turning point, prayer. It contains a description of a most deplorable state of things in the world--ay, in Israel; a most deplorable state, by reason of the general corruption that was befallen all sorts of men, in their … They do not call them “fools” now; they call them “philosophers.” That, however, is often exactly the same thing. This exposition consisted of readings from PSALMS 12, 13, and 14. He was a fool to think it. “That was in old Testament times,” says one. The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. Have all the workers of iniquity no knowledge? A Psalm of David. Were they in great fear? Fools have grown more brazen-faced of late; for now, they not only say it in their heart, but they say with their tongues, “There is no God.” Oh, no; I have made a mistake! He was no stern critic; he was no hypercritic: “The Lord looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand, and seek God.”. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/spe/psalms-14.html. When the floods are out, there is no safety but in the ark with God. Oh, that men would trust in him! Psalms 14:1. Fools have grown more brazen-faced of late; for now, they not only say it in their heart, but they say with their tongues, “There is no God.” Oh, no; I have made a mistake!