Psalm 14: The Fool and the Talk of Their Heart&


What I am about to READ
  • This Psalm is a meditation on the meditation of the fool! And, as the Psalm gets going, it is a meditation on the sinful heart of every person.


  • Considering the structure of the Psalm, the entirety of the Psalm is a sermon, except verse 6, which is an address to the fool.


  • This Psalm has a twin: Psalm 53. Comparing the two you will find slight differences.
  • Verses 1, 2, and 3 are quoted by St Paul is his exposition of mans’ complete sinfulness (Romans 3:10-18).


  • The picture of the wicked in 14:4 is like a man eating up bread. Imagine that!
  • Notice the absolutes of this Psalm, “no” and “none” in 14:1, “all,” “none,” and “no, not one” in 14:3. These are the absolutes Paul brings to accuse us in Romans 3.
  • The Gospel in this Psalm is in verse 5, God is with the generation of the righteous.
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-Pastor Bryan Wolfmueller

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