God’s View of The Human Race

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Worldliness

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.

Application

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?

Psalms 53:1-6 (English Standard Version)

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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