PLEASE READ THIS FIRST: Psalm 14
What do you sense the Lord saying to you in this passage?
“God is present in the company of the righteous.” (Psalm 14:5)
This Psalm is not about atheists, but about those who live godless lives.
To be godless is to live and act as if God doesn’t matter.
They do what they do because no one is watching, no one will stop them.
God is present with everyone, but He is not supportive of everyone.
When the Nazis said ‘God with us’ (Gott mit uns), they were right and wrong.
God was there, God was watching, but He was not supporting them.
God is WITH (supportive of) those who do what is right, good, loving, just.
God is WITH (supportive of) those who are oppressed, abused, crushed.
But God is not WITH (supportive of) those who are cruel and corrupt – even if they say He is!
Jesus shows us that God isn’t impressed by religious people who claim ‘Gott mit uns’.
“Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.” (Matthew 7:21)
These sound like christian atheists, people who claim to know God but do not live that way.
When God looks down on my life, is He supportive of me and my way of life?
Lord, show me where I am foolishly living as if God was not with me, and help me to change.