In our mid-week study last night, we looked at Psalm 53.
Psalm 53 was written by David… to the Chief Musician. It was intended to be a psalm to be contemplated… and played to a tune on a lute or a lyre. It is almost identical to Psalm 14.
I. God & His Foolish Foes (v.1-5)
What a person thinks about God goes far in determining his/her character and conduct. David was concerned about the state of humanity:
- Their Atheism (v.1a) Only a fool would deny the existence of God.
- Their Apostasy (v.1b-3) Everywhere David looked, he saw people who were completely corrupt and had turned their backs on God.
- Their Attacks (v.4) They chewed at God’s people the way they might chew bread.
- Their Annihilation (v.5) God will have the last word…
II. God & His Faithful Friends (v.6)
- The Desire (v.6a) David desired that God would rescue His people.
- The Delight (v.6b) When God would eventually restore His people, they will rejoice.