Psalm Fourteen: A Graceful Reminder

Posted: September 28, 2012 in Interlude (Psalms)

Have you ever noticed how much quicker someone is to hold a door for you if you yourself just held one open for them? At least that’s how it seems to me. Shopping malls, Cracker Barrel, church- anywhere there are two sets of doors I see this. Person A holds the first door open for person B, who then eagerly returns the favor by holding open the second door for person A to go through. And I can’t help but think (especially when person B is me!), “If I had been this ready to extend a favor, wouldn’t I have been the first one to hold either of the doors?

For me, it’s real easy to display grace to someone who’s first shown it to me. Man,  I am so thankful that God doesn’t operate on that level!

David tells us in this psalm that “The Lord looks down from heaven on the children of man, to see if there are any who understand, who seek after God. They have all turned aside; together they have become corrupt; there is none who does good, not even one.” What a sobering reminder of the reality that if God had waited for us to come to Him, none would be saved. What an awe-inducing reminder that God didn’t wait for us to become “good enough” before He chose to save us. What a beautiful reminder that God pursues sinners!

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