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Psalm 53, No . . . Not One

Key Verse

They have all fallen away, they are all alike perverse;
there is no one who does good,
no, not one.
— Psalm 53:3

RCL Daily Devotion for Tuesday, April 2, 2019

RCL Daily Devotions written by Daniel D. Maurer from RCL Worship Resources (see more).

Scripture often really surprises me. Mostly because it never fails to amaze me how human earlier humans were!

The Psalmist laments that there exists not one who has not fallen away from God. Sometimes, it really feels like this today. Nearly every topic in the news laments over the situation that human beings have gotten ourselves in. From global warming to overpopulation, to the acidification of the ocean to drug abuse, sometimes I fail to find any optimism for the prospects of the human race.

I believe it was George Carlin who once said that people shouldn’t be sad about the state of the earth and its environment—the earth will be fine, he said. It will just spit us out until a new species develops enough intelligence to, say, record which species lived before them.

Within all of this, I find hope in that God has not abandoned us. Even though sometimes it feels this way, we have the promise that God will provide and continue to provide as we push forth into the future.

What are your hopes for humanity? Do any of us truly follow God’s ways for which God has set for each of us?

Finish devotion with short prayer written in the first person or a thoughtful question for your readers.


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