PSALM 53

This entry is part 50 of 65 in the series Psalms

PSALM CHAPTER 53


~~ The Fools And Their Fall. ~~


“For we ourselves also were sometimes foolish, disobedient,
deceived, serving divers lusts and pleasures, living in malice
and envy, hateful, and hating one another.” —Titus 3:3

 

1. THE EPITOME OF A FOOL DENIES GOD.    V. 1.
A. THAT IS NOT THE ONLY CHARACTERISTIC OF A FOOL.
—HE ARGUES, AND HAS A FALSE CONFIDENCE. PROV. 14:16.
—HE REFUSES CORRECTION (INSISTING HE IS RIGHT ALL
ALONG, ANYWAY). PROV. 10:8, PROV. 12:15, PROV 15:5.
—HE HIDES HIS HATRED WITH LIES. PROV. 10:18.
—HE ALWAYS JUMPS TO ANOTHER PROJECT IN THE WORLD
RATHER THAN LEARN WHAT IS AT HAND. PROV. 17:24.
—HE IS PRIMARILY CONCERNED ABOUT UNDERSTANDING
HIMSELF RATHER THAN GOD. PROV. 18:2.
—HE DOES NOT OVERCOME HIS FOOLISHNESS. PROV. 26:11.
—HE OVERLOOKS THE INEVITABLE. LUKE 12:20.
—HE MOCKS AT SIN. PROV. 14:9.
B. THEY REJECT WHAT IS EASILY SEEN. V. 1. ROMANS 1:18-20.
—THEY OBSERVE, BUT REFUSE TO GET DEEPER AND
COMPREHEND WHAT THEY SEE REALLY MEANS. PS. 92:5-6.
C. THEY ARE CORRUPT IN THEIR ACTIONS. V. 1
—THEIR MINDS SPEAK THINGS THEY DON’T COMPREHEND.
JUDE 1:10, AND THIS RESULTS IN CORRUPT ACTIONS.
—THEIR ACTIONS BETRAY THEIR HEARTS. LUKE 6:43.

2. GOD’S VIEW OF THE FOOL.   V. 2-3
A. THEY ARE EVALUATED BY A HOLY GOD. TITUS 1:2, HEB. 6:18.
B. THE VERDICT:
—THEY ARE GONE BACK. (LIT. “BACKSLIDDEN”) JOSH. 23:12.
—THEY ARE FILTHY. JUDE 1:8 (APOSTATES), ISAIAH 64:6.
—NONE DOES GOOD. ROMANS 3:12.
NOTE THE EMPHASIS OF SCRIPTURE: PS. 14:1,3, PS. 53:1,3.

3. DAVID’S AMAZEMENT AT THEIR THINKING.    V. 4.
A. DON’T THEY KNOW ? NO EXCUSE. DEUT. 1:39. TITUS 2:11.
B. THEY HAVEN’T CALLED UPON GOD. (GETTING THROUGH).
C. THEY FEAR FOR NO GOOD REASON. ISAIAH 66:4.
D. YET, GOD HAS PROVEN HIMSELF BEFORE THEM.
ROMANS 1:19.

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