Bible Reading: Psalm 53
The fool has said in his heart, “There is no God,” they are corrupt, and have committed abominable injustice; there is no one who does good. 2 God has looked down from heaven upon the sons of men to see if there is anyone who understands, who seeks after God. 3 Every one of them has turned aside; together they have become corrupt; there is no one who does good, not even one. 4 Have the workers of wickedness no knowledge, who eat up My people as though they ate bread and have not called upon God? 5 There they were in great fear where no fear had been; for God scattered the bones of him who encamped against you; You put them to shame, because God had rejected them. 6 Oh, that the salvation of Israel would come out of Zion! When God restores His captive people, Let Jacob rejoice, let Israel be glad.
The apostle Paul went to this Psalm to write about the condition of mankind in Romans 3. We do not like to hear that nothing good is in us, but it is the truth. We are all under sin and the wrath of God is upon us. Therefore, we need Jesus. This Psalm looks forward to the hope of salvation coming to restore not only the captive people of Israel, but all who are held captive to sin. To those who believe in Jesus let them rejoice today for salvation comes through Him alone.
Weekly Memory Verse: Restore to me the joy of Your salvation And sustain me with a willing spirit. Psalm 51.12