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Last updated on November 3, 2023

“The fool has said in his heart, ‘There is no God.’
They are corrupt,
They have done abominable works,
There is none who does good.”
“The LORD looks down from heaven upon the children of men,
To see if there are any who understand, who seek God.
They have all turned aside,
They have together become corrupt;
There is none who does good,
No, not one.”

“Have all the workers of iniquity no knowledge,
Who eat up my people as they eat bread,
And do not call on the LORD?
There they are in great fear,
For God is with the generation of the righteous.
You shame the counsel of the poor,
But the Lord is his refuge.”

“Oh, that the salvation of Israel would come out of Zion!
When the Lord brings back the captivity of His people,
Let Jacob rejoice and Israel be glad.”


Psalm 14


After finishing my breast cancer treatment in December 2017, I committed to reading through the Bible each year.

Three months into my new adventure, I discovered many surprises. I was further along in my walk with God than when I read the Bible before, and I was spiritually in a different place. Things I’d read previously without understanding leaped from the pages, and I found unfamiliar passages rich with meaning.

I was in the habit of only reading my favorite passages. I discovered a vast treasure trove of books, stories, and life lessons I never knew or didn’t remember. How exciting it was to see the things God was showing me. More recently, I’ve been “reading” through the Bible each day by listening to the Bible.

In Psalm 14, I used to wonder what it meant when it said, “They have all turned aside. Together they have become corrupt. There is none who does good…”

Is that true? Does no one do good? Perhaps putting it into the context of a timeline, Psalm 14 is apocalyptic. Maybe it’s referring to the tribulation when God’s people have been removed or put into a protective place, and the earth-dwellers who remain are wicked and corrupt.

We know that in the future, salvation will come to the Jews. Isn’t it amazing that God predicted the salvation of His covenant people?

David cried to God, “Oh, that the salvation of Israel would come out of Zion!
When the LORD brings back the captivity of His people,
Let Jacob rejoice, and Israel be glad” (Psalm 14:7).

I’m amazed that God restored the Jews to their land in unbelief on May 14, 1948. Of course, the complete restoration of the Jews to their promised homeland won’t happen until God establishes His Kingdom here on earth and Jesus reigns as King of kings and Lord of lords.

“And it shall come to pass in all the land,’
Says the Lord,
“That two-thirds in it shall be cut off and die,
But one-third shall be left in it:
I will bring the one-third through the fire,
Will refine them as silver is refined,
And test them as gold is tested.
They will call on My name,
And I will answer them.
I will say, ‘This is My people’;
And each one will say, ‘The LORD is my God.’”

Zechariah 13:8-9

Because my salvation journey began in elementary school with some Jewish classmates, I’ve always been passionate about reaching the Jews for Jesus. Many Jews seek Him, especially the mystics, because they read the signs and know the Scriptures. But they don’t realize it’s His second coming, not His first, that’s on the horizon.

I also believe that percentage-wise, more Jews will be saved than Gentiles in the last days. One-third of Israel, the Bible says, will come to know Yeshua as the Messiah shortly before He returns as King of kings. From what Psalm 14 states, it might be an even smaller percentage of Gentiles.

The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.” How many times have unbelievers mocked Christians? As the tribulation nears, antisemitism and Christian censorship will increase. During the seven years of “Jacob’s Trouble,” most earth-dwellers will be unbelieving fools.

These scoundrels will be living in fear and corrupt in every way. Their works will be abominable, and there will be no one who does good. At that time, the people on the earth will be so wicked that God says they will “eat up my people as they eat bread.”

The Bible hints that things will get so bad and food such a rare commodity that people will commit cannibalism to survive.

But “God is with the generation of the righteous.” At no time has God abandoned those who love Him. The Jews will have a place prepared for them by God where they will be safe from harm—if they accept Jesus as their Messiah and escape to Petra before the Antichrist and his minions slaughter them.

God has spoken two things to me:  Be bold and share the Gospel. A sense of urgency speaks to my heart. I hope readers will be encouraged to read the Bible each day, remembering that God has something to say to each of us. Oh, that we would crave to hear His voice!

Hebrews 3:8 says, “Do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion,
In the day of trial in the wilderness…”

PRAYER: As the world becomes increasingly darker, please keep my heart tender and love You more. Please help me not to grow weary in doing good.

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