This psalm is almost word for word of psalm 14. Maybe David thought it was worth repeating.
Verse 1 – The fool has said in his heart, “There is no God.” They are corrupt, and have done abominable iniquity; there is none who does good.
This psalm proclaims the foolishness of atheism. The fool, according to the Bible does not necessarily lack intelligence. What they do lack however, is the faith to believe that they need a Savior and there is only One who can save them.
Verse 2 – God looks down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there are any who understand, who seek God.
Verse 3 – Everyone of them has turned aside; they have together become corrupt; there is none who does good, no not one (Romans 3:10-12).
Most people like to think of themselves as “good” decent people. But what does God see when He looks on the heart? If you are born-again then you are covered in Christ’s blood, so when God sees you, He sees His Son. Does that mean that all our works or actions are pure? No, bu the blood of Jesus Christ has covered us to be able to stand before the throne of grace, guilt free!
Verse 4 – Have the workers of iniquity no knowledge, who eat up my people as they eat bread, and do not call upon God?
Verse 5 – There they are in great fear where no fear was, for God has scattered the bones of him who encamps against you; You have put them to shame, because God has despised them.
Have you ever been to funeral where the decease and the majority of others that are there, didn’t have the Lord to comfort them? Whether people will admit it or not, there is a fear of where that person that died went. I’ve seen it! Now recall a funeral where the majority are faith believing Christians are present including the decease. Do you see a difference? There is no fear of anything for the person who died. That’s what David is talking about in these verses. God doesn’t put the fear there. Those without the Lord who never call on Him have fear where there was no fear.
Verse 6 – Oh, that the salvation of Israel would come out of Zion! When God brings back the captivity of His people, let Jacob rejoice and Israel be glad.
All those who have waited for our King Jesus to set up His throne in Jerusalem do not have long to wait, that day is coming.