“The fool has said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that does good. The LORD looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand, and seek God. They are all gone aside, they are all together become filthy: there is none that does good, no, not one.” Psalm 14:1-3 (KJV)
How often do we hear, “He is a good man”? I have said it myself, yet I know in Scripture God tells us that we are evil (Jeremiah 17:9), and the above verses. The very fact that God sent His sinless Son to die on a cruel old wooden cross for our sins is evidence enough that we need a Savior, and we are told that Jesus Christ is the only one available to us.
I have written a couple of days ago of the “Children of Men” and we can see in the world that there is evil in the hearts and lives of Adamkind. We have what some see as good people who have become addicted to drugs; legal, illegal, or illegally obtained pharmaceuticals. Some have become addicted due to doctors prescriptions; some just for a kick or an high. That in itself should say to us that we are a corrupt people, we are evil and in need of a Deliverer, a Savior, and that God has provided for us a marvelous, wonderful Redeemer, Savior, and Lord.
There are many people who profess that they believe in God. So do the demons of Hell (James 2:19). Believing in God is a good place to start, but you must also believe what He says. For our salvation we must believe that He sent His Son Jesus to die for us, believe and accept His work on the cross, His burial and resurrection.
We do not understand when we refuse to seek our own way, do our own thing, believe our own belief, and refuse the wonderful gift of God’s grace in His Son Jesus. It just might be more beneficial to be an non-theist, than to believe in God, yet reject His Son. Both the believer in God who has rejected Jesus, and the non-theist will be cast into eternal torment.
Does Adamkind do good things? Many times good things are done by our kind. Does it do anything to honor and glorify GOD? Most times they do not. What GOD does and accomplishes in those who are His will honor and glorify His name. His saving us through the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus glorifies Him. Isaiah the prophet said, “…All our righteousnesses are as filthy rags” (Isaiah 64:6).
Do not live as an unbelieving fool. Turn to Christ Jesus and live your life for Him.