“Thanks fool.” A young Hispanic male expressed his gratitude to a friend of mine using this phrase. In his culture, it’s a compliment. For the seminary student, it was a put down. Being called a fool, at least scripturally, is not a good thing. What is a fool?
The Psalmist is pretty explicit. He gives it to us straight. A fool is someone who says in his/her heart there is no God. This Psalm goes much further than atheism for atheism’s sake. It says that this person does whatever he/she wants to do whenever he/she wants to do it.
It’s a person’s deeds that allow the heart to declare, “There is no God.”
What are your deeds causing your heart to declare?
…the things you do have a lot to say about your view of God.
Your deeds speak strongly about your relationship with God. Lord may we be more cognizant of the things we do that may make our hearts declare, “There is no God.” Because nobody wants to play the fool.