Psalm 14:1-2, “(To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.) The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good. The LORD looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand, and seek God.”
Scripture is clear that those who reject God’s existence—or live as if He does not exist—are recklessly irrational. The “fool” of this type is characterized by animal stereotypes (Psalm 49:20) such as donkeys and mules.
Rejecting or dismissing God’s existence is corrupt and leads to an evil life. Even those respected as good citizens are depraved fools if they reject the truth that God exists. Such a person lacks spiritual wisdom, so they are incapable of doing anything that pleases the Lord. Their heart is wicked. Their head lacks spiritual knowledge. Such a person continues to be entirely depraved, meaning every part of their being has been marred by sin.
Without God, we are good for nothing. Are you thankful for a God who saves us from our sin?