Updated: Sep 14
We see from this lament that the reality is no person acts justly-there is universal sinfulness. We live in an ugly world. Right now we are experiencing a world filled with sickness (Covid -19 and other disease), dishonesty, strife, theft, gossiping, bitterness and selfishness and the list goes on. Just as Israel was forgiven by God and then went on to Sin against him so have we here in America and around the world.
But just as Sin is universal so is God's grace and mercy. Repent of your thinking and behavior, confess your sins and pray, for our God is mercyful and forgiving.
For the director of music. Of David.
1 The fool[a] says in his heart, “There is no God.” They are corrupt, their deeds are vile; there is no one who does good.
2 The Lord looks down from heaven on all mankind to see if there are any who understand, any who seek God. 3 All have turned away, all have become corrupt; there is no one who does good, not even one.
4 Do all these evildoers know nothing?
They devour my people as though eating bread; they never call on the Lord. 5 But there they are, overwhelmed with dread, for God is present in the company of the righteous. 6 You evildoers frustrate the plans of the poor, but the Lord is their refuge.
7 Oh, that salvation for Israel would come out of Zion! When the Lord restores his people, let Jacob rejoice and Israel be glad!