The Great Miscalculation
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The Great Miscalculation

Psalm 14:1–7  (ID: 0559)

While atheism often cloaks itself in intellectualism, the Bible tells us it is foolish to say there is no God. Drawing from the Psalms, Alistair Begg teaches that unbelief often begins with the desire for independence from God, who sees our choices and calls us to account. Turning our backs on God—whether through disbelief or living as if God were distant and unaware—has tragic implications, but God eagerly saves those who admit their need for Him.

The Fool Says, There Is No God

To the choirmaster. Of David.

1The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.”

They are corrupt, they do abominable deeds,

there is none who does good.

2The Lord looks down from heaven on the children of man,

to see if there are any who understand,1

who seek after God.

3They have all turned aside; together they have become corrupt;

there is none who does good,

not even one.

4Have they no knowledge, all the evildoers

who eat up my people as they eat bread

and do not call upon the Lord?

5There they are in great terror,

for God is with the generation of the righteous.

6You would shame the plans of the poor,

but2 the Lord is his refuge.

7Oh, that salvation for Israel would come out of Zion!

When the Lord restores the fortunes of his people,

let Jacob rejoice, let Israel be glad.

Copyright © 2024, Alistair Begg. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

Scripture taken from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. Copyright ©2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved. Text provided by the Crossway Bibles Web Service.

Alistair Begg
Alistair Begg is Senior Pastor at Parkside Church in Cleveland, Ohio, and the Bible teacher on Truth For Life, which is heard on the radio and online around the world.