Verse 1 – The fool has said in his heart, “There is no God.” They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none who does good.
The fool: This is not someone who is simple or gullible because it was outside his ability to be otherwise. This is someone who is willfully ignorant, having closed his mind off from God’s wisdom and truth.
Verse 2 – The Lord looks down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there are any who understand, who seek God.
Verse 3 – They have all turned aside, they have together become corrupt; there is none who does good, no, not one.
Verse 4 – Have all the workers of iniquity no knowledge, who eat up my people as they eat bread, and do not call on the Lord?
David is implying that his enemies are corrupt and take no thought of God. David knew the distinction between those who worshiped God and those who refused to. David worshiped God and under his leadership the people of Israel did too. However several hundred years later they forgot God and it was hard to distinguish between God’s followers and those who worshiped idols.
Verse 5 – There they are in fear, for God is with the generation of the righteous.
Those who attack God’s followers, are really attacking God Himself, which is futile. When someone rejects to hear the Gospel, they are really rejecting Christ. Just move on, and plant those seeds elsewhere.
Verse 6 – You shame the counsel of the poor, but the Lord is his refuge.
Verse 7 – O, that the salvation of Israel would come out of Zion! When the Lord brings back the captivity of His people, let Jacob rejoice and Israel be glad.
Israel has been held captive several times throughout history, but did you know that if you have not surrendered to our Lord Jesus Christ, you are held captive by the enemy also? Why not return to the One who can break every chain of bondage in a person’s life?