Summary: CORRUPTION AND DEPRAVITY CREATE A LONGING FOR THE RIGHTEOUS KINGDOM OF GOD
CORRUPTION AND DEPRAVITY CREATE A LONGING FOR
THE RIGHTEOUS KINGDOM OF GOD
See Psalm 14 notes
I. (:1-3) PICTURE OF WORLDWIDE CORRUPTION AND DEPRAVITY
A. Total Foolishness = Denial of God
living as a practical atheist
denial of accountability and judgment
B. Total Corruption and Depravity
1. Corrupt in Character
2. Corrupt in Behavior
C. Universal Rejection of God and of His Righteousness
"no one who does good"
II. (:4) THIS PICTURE MAKES NO SENSE
Has everyone lost their mind?
How foolish can they be?
No fear of God
"workers of wickedness"
III. (:5) GOD’S JUDGMENT WILL COME AS A TOTAL SURPRISE
A. Switch from "No Fear" to "Great Fear"
(cf. Line of clothing)
B. Switch from "Conquering Army" to "Scattered Bones"
C. Switch from "Pridefully Rejecting God" to "Shamefully Rejected by God"
IV. (:6) LONGING FOR THE RIGHTEOUS KINGDOM OF GOD
A. Return of the Promised Messiah
B. Restoration of the Righteous Kingdom
C. Rejoicing of God’s People
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1) What is the essence of foolishness according to God? How do we sometimes act as a practical fool (despite our faith in God)?
2) Apart from God’s initiative in drawing people to a saving knowledge of Himself, can anyone really be characterized as a sincere “God-seeker”? Ultimately, who is really seeking whom?
3) Isn’t it encouraging that God is “looking down from heaven” and is concerned with judging “corruption” and those who “have committed abominable injustice” and the
“workers of wickedness”? Do we have a similar heart that longs to see righteousness established in the land? What rejoicing when God “restores His captive people”!
4) Is the restoration of the Jewish nation as certain as the “coming of the salvation of Israel out of Zion”? What is referred to in verse 6?
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