Every report about the church today foretells bad news. More and more people are identifying as a “none” or are not affiliated with any religion. People don’t want to be affiliated with hate, or they just don’t believe what they were taught growing up. King David issued a warning for them. He said, “The foolish heart says there is no God.”
“The fool has said in his heart, “There is no God.” They are corrupt, they have committed abominable deeds; There is no one who does good.”
Evidence of Corruption
David had a keen eye that was backed up by the Holy Spirit. He was able to look at the words and actions of a person and determine if they were Godly. A person could do all the religious deeds and impress people but still be corrupt. That was the state of Israel during His time. Saul was all about himself and did some horrible deeds. He had most people fooled. Contrast that with David, who is known as a man after God’s own heart.
The foolish heart denies God, and they don’t understand His ways. They are often opposed to the Word of God and can’t comprehend how the Spirit leads. They may espouse godly virtue with their mouth, but their heart is far from them. Do not partner with them, nor make them one of your close friends. You will always be torn between following Jesus and doing what they want to do.
The Foolish Heart
It can be tough when someone like this is a loved one or longtime friend. You don’t want to abandon them, but you have to understand you don’t see life the same way. You can still love them while not acting on their counsel or participating in their decisions. 1 Corinthians 15 tells us that “Bad company corrupts good character.” Avoid the foolish heart.