Worship and Music Ministry
News and Information from Hilldale Baptist Church, Clarksville, TN
* Rev. R. Lyndel Littleton - Worship Pastor
* Dr. Larry D. Robertson - Senior Pastor
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
150 Days of Psalms - Psalm 53
Mankind without God continues to sink lower and lower. The psalmist here is pointing out something that is rather obvious - and we see it more and more across the USA and around the world. "All have turned away; all alike have become corrupt." v.3
We try to legislate morality. There are laws for businesses to follow to protect consumers. There are thousands of laws to protect us from each other. We try to get legislation to protect the unborn child (which we should continue to do) but in reality, as we have more and more people in this country who say "God does not exist" v.1 we won't be able to write enough laws.
This is a 15th century illustration to go with this Psalm, titled "David and the Fool."
Notice God looking down from the cloud.
"God looks down from heaven on the human race to see if there is one who is wise, one who seeks God." v.2
All the laws in the world can't change a man's heart. Only God can do that. I support efforts to protect children, marriage, consumers, etc. but ultimately I want to be about the business of sharing the good news that God can change a man from the inside out.
2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!