Psalm 14: 2-3
The Lord looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand, and seek God. They are all gone aside, they are all together become filthy: there is none that doeth good, no, not one.
The situation in this psalm is very bad, because even in the days of Noah, when God looked down on man he saw much wickedness and much sin but He also saw a man, He saw Noah; one man with a heart that still wanted to walk with God, and I think we should praise God for Noah because he had ears to hear and eyes to see, so God could uses this man in His plan for salvation. It is only through Noah and by the Grace of God that any of us exist today. Those who didn’t seek God faced God’s judgement, they all perished in the great flood.
In Psalm 14, God is looking down on man again, but he cannot find one, not even one man that does good! That is not to say no good existed in us, but no one acted on doing what they know is right, to lead by example. The verses in Psalm 14 is repeated with almost identical words in Psalm 53, so I believe this is a message that God really wanted to ensure we hear.
This Godless situation however needed to happen, it had to be so, because it is due to this situation that God proceeded to send His own Son to walk on this earth, and to be a light in the darkness and to do what is right, to lead by example and show us the way. The Father God then looked down again and looking at Jesus, He said in Mathew “This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.” and in Luke “This is my beloved Son: hear him.” So, we need to open our ears and open eyes to hear and see – to seek and follow Jesus and also be a light.
So God now looks upon Jesus, the perfect man with a Good heart consecrated for God, who is also the Son of God and the light of the world. But ultimately Jesus the unblemished lamb came to die in our place – for everyone – to pay for our sins. He also defeated death and has resurrected, so eternal life is found in Jesus who is now seated on the right hand of the Father. No one has to perish like they did in Noah’s day, if all will look to Him. He sent His Holy Spirit to dwell within us; to all those who seek Him He fills with wisdom, understanding, and knowledge.
So these dark verses which sound like doom is actually a platform for God to fulfil His plan. And I believe the same is true for today. When we look at the darkness of these current days, it means He is coming again… there is a light in the darkness for all who decide to follow Jesus.
In John 8:12 Jesus said “I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.”
In Mathew 24:37 Jesus said “But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.”
In these days let us be encouraged and keep looking to God, the Son of God. Jesus is coming!
All scriptures are taken from the NKJV