Psalm 14 (Listen)
14:1 The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.”
They are corrupt, they do abominable deeds;
there is none who does good.
2 The LORD looks down from heaven on the children of man,
to see if there are any who understand,
who seek after God.
3 They have all turned aside; together they have become corrupt;
there is none who does good,
not even one.
4 Have they no knowledge, all the evildoers
who eat up my people as they eat bread
and do not call upon the LORD?
5 There they are in great terror,
for God is with the generation of the righteous.
6 You would shame the plans of the poor,
but the LORD is his refuge.
7 Oh, that salvation for Israel would come out of Zion!
When the LORD restores the fortunes of his people,
let Jacob rejoice, let Israel be glad.
The Lord looks down from heaven on the human race to see if there is one who is wise, one who seeks God (Psalm 14:2 CSB).
This verse pictures God seated in His heavenly throne room, scanning the earth and searching for those who seek Him. Are you that person? God calls us to seek Him. “You will seek me and find me when you search for me with all your heart” (Jeremiah 29:13). Jesus promises that if you seek first God’s kingdom and righteousness, all else will be added unto you as well (Matthew 6:33). Will you seek His kingdom today?
Pray it: Father, I confess that left to my own devices, I would never seek after you or follow your ways. May your Spirit lead me to seek your kingdom ahead of my own desires and to search for you, and may I discover the truth behind these promises to find you and even greater things. Amen.
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