January 16

Only fools say in their hearts, “There is no God.” They are corrupt, and their actions are evil; not one of them does good!

Psalms 14:1

The fool does no good. Neither do any of us. We are told in Scripture that there is no good thing in us and that none is righteous, not even one. We don’t do what is right.

If we are all equal in our lack of goodness, then what separates us from the fool? The fool says there is no God. Those who are wise know there is a God and that in Him is all goodness. They may know very well that there is no good thing in them, but they live by faith in Jesus Christ, and by the Holy Spirit, the goodness of God dwells in them and works through them.

The wise know that if they are to do any good, produce any lasting fruit, build on any foundation that will stand, it must come from the only One that is good.