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If you read Psalm 14 and compare it to this Psalm you will find a lot of similarities. Psalm 53 is a sermon that instructs us about a man in his rebellion and apostasy (vv. 1-3). We are living in a day of all types of corruption and immorality. It has been stated that every tenth baby in America is born out of wedlock. A new case of venereal disease is contracted every 16 seconds. Pornography is big business. The forces of atheism are marching around the world. Over two billion people (1/3rd of the world’s population), in the past few years, have lived under regimes which have atheism as their political and religious system. Even in America, which was founded on Christian principles, we have had people like Madelyn Murray O’Hare who was successfully able to put the Bible and prayer out of our public schools and other places.
David expresses his anticipation of the destruction of the wicked (vv. 4-5). The day is rapidly approaching when the human race will abandon all moral principles, and God will abandon the human race to every type of sin. At that point in time sinful man will be ready to embrace the beast, the false prophet and the man of sin. David expresses a yearning for the establishment of God’s kingdom (v. 6). It seems that the Lord is still taking one last look at the world He is about to judge.
Some of the ways the world is trying to press me into its mold are the TV, the computer, bill-boards, the stock market, worldly pleasures etc. I continually need to ask the Lord to help me from being caught up in this world’s system?
The fool says in his heart, "There is no God." They are corrupt, doing abominable iniquity; there is none who does good. God looks down from heaven on the children of man to see if there are any who understand, who seek after God. They have all fallen away; together they have become corrupt; there is none who does good, not even one. Have those who work evil no knowledge, who eat up my people as they eat bread, and do not call upon God? There they are, in great terror, where there is no terror! For God scatters the bones of him who encamps against you; you put them to shame, for God has rejected them. Oh, that salvation for Israel would come out of Zion! When God restores the fortunes of his people, let Jacob rejoice, let Israel be glad.
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Psalms 50:1-6The Lord Came to Judge
Psalms 50:7-15The Lord’s Indictment Against Formalism
Psalms 50:16-23The Lord’s Indictment Against Hypocrisy
Psalms 51:1-9An Appeal to God’s Love And Compassion
Psalms 51:10-13David Petitioned God For Inward Renewal
Psalms 51:14-19A Prayer For General Prosperity
Psalms 52:1-4The Destruction of a Man of Treachery
Psalms 52:5-7Destroying Others to Make Yourself Look Good
Psalms 52:8-9The Destiny of The Man of Faith
Psalms 53:1-6God’s View of The Human Race
Psalms 54:1-7The Confident Prayer For Deliverance
Psalms 55:1-14David’s Terrifying Oppression
Psalms 55:15-23David’s Painful Betrayal
Psalms 56:1-7Enemies Conspire Against David
Psalms 56:8-13Confident The Lord Will Protect