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~ Psalm 14 ~ Spiritual Journey From the Beginning to the End of the Psalm ~

Updated on March 14, 2020
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Pastoral Counselor ordained Elder/Minister Ambassador at Alpha 7 Ministries M.A.Christian Clinical Counseling Certified in Creation Therapy

~ Psalm 14 ~ Spiritual Journey From the Beginning To The End OF The Psalm ~

David was an amazing, extraordinary, multi talented man. He was a shepherd boy, musician, warrior and father as well King. He had a plethora of responsibilities. It is here within these prodigious, brilliant, profound insightful Psalms we are able to experience a degree of the voluminous wisdom in which he was endowed with from above. David vehemently and passionately expresses his love and respect for the Lord as well as his distress and many anxieties! Here we gain insight into the emotional elevations and despondent lows in which he candidly expresses his sentiments.

This particular Psalm deals stringently with folly. To be a fool is sheer madness. A fool is known for his or her lack of good sense and or poor judgment! It is an offensive term deeming that he or she does not behave sensibly and is ignorant and possibly evil as well! You quite often hear someone refer to another by calling them a fool in a jokingly casual manner. Here within the context of this passage of scripture, this is a title that comes with somber derogatory connotations that should not be taken likely. Here the fool does not want to acknowledge that God exists. This is totally absurd!

If God does not exist why does right or wrong matter? If there are no eternal consequences for our behavior why not just do whatever you please whenever you please? Well, in this 21st century many simply just ignore God and His Word! Or they pick and selectively choose whatever suits their fancy, then proceeds to do and or encourages doing whatever “feels good!” many don't believe in eternal damnation... They often foolishly repeat their folly… The fool is often endangered by his or her words and walks a troublesome path!

One is often thought of as foolish when they believe in God! As we look around there is no getting past that big spectacular sky above us. The lush imperious aero landscape is impeccably ostentatious! The billowy clouds above are in gentle continuous motion defying gravity. No one can go any higher than God allows! It is clearly a marvelous indication that a Presence so much greater than you or I is in charge of everything! This did not all happen by a “Big Bang!” “The heavens declare the Glory of God!...” The firmament is His handiwork that vociferously attests to and proclaims that God Almighty truly is; The Great “I AM!” There is nobody or presence greater than God!

The Psalms were written to different audiences over several centuries. The central theme throughout the Psalm is worship! Each day is beyond a shadow of doubt a gift from the Lord; He is the Giver and Sustainer of life! God is eternal and Omnipresent! “I AM the Alpha and Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End.” Revelation 22. He always has been and always will be!

Book of Praise Lesson Highlights


“A Psalm of David.” The characteristics of the Godless.

Theme: Only the fool denies GOD! How foolish it must seem to God when people says there is no God.

Author: David

The 6th of seven “penitential” Psalms

You would have to be a fool in order to deny the existence of God according to the principles in His Word. By doing so one further discounts their own existence! I do understand that there are atheists who don’t believe in anything… It is foolish pride that deceives one to believe that there is no one greater than self… Here whether the fool actually expresses audibly he does not believe in God; it is quite clear he expresses it in his heart! This further displays a lack of self worth! GOD KNOWS what is in our hearts. No doubt his actions are in conjunction with his or her lack of belief in God! Their behavior is void of respect for godly principles and instead sin is readily embraced.

It is a fool that rejects the Lord according to His Word. Non believers who reject God are missing an invaluable facet of life. Nor can they grasp His principles for life and living, They are to a degree greatly limited in comprehending the things of God. They may know of Him but not KNOW HIM! They are void of His Holy Spirit and their mind is closed to the spiritual things of God. A shroud of darkness hovers to keep them blinded to the Truth of God’s Word! As a person who is tone deaf and cannot hear the melodic tones of a musical composition they do not spiritually hear nor take heed to God’s message of Truth! They have ears but do not hear… This passage teaches us that: “The fool says in his heart, there is no GOD. They are corrupt, their deeds are vile; there is no one who does good.”

God is a loving, caring and compassionate God! His mercy endures forever! Therefore He patiently waits and allows life and living to continue upon the earth. Here on this side of heaven is determined by the lives we live where we each will live eternally. God knows our hearts and is totally aware of all of us! He is Omniscient! A fool does not embrace or comprehend the fact that God is all knowing! The Lord knows that we are “works of art in progress.” Life presents many tests and challenges giving us the opportunity to draw closer to our Creator and Maker! The Lord allows us to choose the “Narrow Road” that leads to Him or the “broad road” that leads to destruction. He attentively examines our actions.

Wisdom causes us to delve deeper into life and eventually discover that we do much more than merely exist! These perishing earthly bodies are simply a temporary covering for our souls! We all have a final destination… When the Lord opens our understanding we embark upon a spiritual quest that opens our spiritual senses and we begin to commence to live on a deeper echelon. Our relationship and friendship with Him begins to flourish and blossom! We move towards “perfection!” Which is the state of becoming “Complete” in Him! As believers diligently seeking the Lord and His will for us as well as developing our spiritual mind should be our ultimate life purpose! “The Lord looks down from heaven on the sons of men to see if there are any who understand, any who seek God.”

As you and I grow spiritually we can better discern the things of God! Our conscious becomes more sensitive to Him and we are drawn to do the right thing. However robed in a body of flesh we have a persuasive proclivity to sin that has been knitted into the fabric of our bodies. The spiritual battle is ongoing… This is why we ALL need Jesus! To save us from sin overtaking us. We can cry out to Him 24/7! His Holy Spirit can help us emerge Victoriously! Praise God & Thank You Lord!

We must become constantly aware of the spiritual warfare that is designed to pull us away from God and what is right. The evil powers and principalities that be; work in chorus to stop us from “calling on the name of the Lord!” Seeking to interrupt our relationship with Him and seduce us to become self centered and pull us away from what is right. To again encourage us to do what “feels good” even if it is in direct opposition to the principles of God. It is God who has determined what is moral or immoral Many have simply set the principles of God aside and embraced the principles of the world. To them God has become optional! They elect to turn away from Him and to turn away from worshipping Him as well!

The works of the flesh rather than the Fruit of His Spirit become paramount when one ignores God’s principles for life! This is why we must pray, fast, meditate on His Word and daily seek His will for our lives. We can call on the Name of Jesus to help us and open our understanding to help us better navigate within this maze of life! There is ULTIMATE POWER in the Name of Jesus! When we accept Him as Savior and Lord He becomes our advocate against sin! The LORD is SOVEREIGN!

We were created to worship the Lord! He allows us to choose! Above Him is no other! In the scriptures we can see the difference when one worships the Lord. David worshipped God and Israel benefitted greatly! They prospered under his leadership! There were many kings that came after him that did not worship the Lord! We can see the difference the Lord made in David’s life! Going against what God says is futile and eventually the consequences will become apparent! It is not how things appear in the eyes of man but rather what God knows! Woe! Here in this Psalm we learn thatThe fool says in his heart that there is no GOD!”

We as believers must not allow ourselves to be devoured by those who do not acknowledge the Lord! We also must be ready to stand on His Word when others may sit on the fence or fail to stand up for godly principles. The Word of God is being fulfilled all around us! There is much spiritual warfare designed to weigh us down and attempt to pull us off course. We are supposed to live life to please Him rather than allow the ways of the world to dictate our lifestyles!

David openly expressed himself to the Lord when there was much opposition against him. He worshipped the Lord during times of great opposition and distress! He sang praises to Him that have stood the tests and trials of time! We too as David must become avid worshippers of the Lord!

Worshipping the Lord refuels us! As we magnify the Lord through worship we exalt Him! We “Make HIM BIG!” He becomes bigger than any problem or obstacle that tries to hinder us! This frustrates and perplexes those that do not understand what life is all about! Our purpose is to glorify the Lord in all that we do!If God be for us who can be against us…” Romans 8.

We are to “overcome evil with Good!” When insults are hurled our way or traps are devised to ensnare us or stumbling blocks are placed in our path we are better able to overcome them! We can prevail victoriously as we keep our eyes focused on the Lord! Come what may; even when life as we know it on this earth ends… We will later learn in these Psalms: “God is our Refuge and strength He is an Ever present Help in the time of trouble!” Psalm 46. We can forever put our trust in the Lord! He is always with us! He will never leave nor forsake us! His Word teaches usHe is the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End!” Revelation 22.

David speaks often about those who oppose him. Israel prevailed tremendously when they honored the Lord under David’s reign! There is a clear distinction between those who worship God and those who refuse to worship Him! This is still true today! When we worship the Lord and acknowledge Him as Lord we enter into His Presence. Thank you Lord for you mercy, forgiveness, faithfulness and unfailing Love! Through Jesus Christ we are more than conquerors! Thank God for His Holy Spirit! “Will evildoers never learn ~ those who devour my people as men eat bread and who do not call on the Lord? There they are overwhelmed with dread, for God is present in the company of the righteous.”


This Psalm concludes saying: “Oh, that Salvation for Israel would come out of Zion! When the Lord restores the fortunes of His people let Jacob rejoice and Israel be glad.”


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    • DeBorrah K. Ogans profile imageAUTHOR

      DeBorrah K Ogans 

      9 years ago

      Nobody, PRAISE GOD for JESUS CHRIST! Without The LORD there would be no HOPE for this world... Thank You for stopping by to share, In HIS Love, Grace, Joy, Peace & Blessings!

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      Robert E Smith 

      9 years ago from Rochester, New York

      This Psalm concluded with that prophecy. Indeed the salvation of Israel did come out of Zion. Jesus is that salvation not only for Israel but for the whole world. Great Hub.

    • DeBorrah K. Ogans profile imageAUTHOR

      DeBorrah K Ogans 

      9 years ago

      Prasetio, THANK YOU! I must stop by and visit one of your marvelous informative unique hubs! Thank you for stopping by to share. You are ALWAYS welcome!

      In His Love, Grace, Joy, Peace & Blessings! GOD BLESS YOU!

    • prasetio30 profile image


      9 years ago from malang-indonesia

      You are the best to create such of beautiful things related with spiritual journey. I give my thumbs up for you and my "vote" only for you. God bless you!


    • DeBorrah K. Ogans profile imageAUTHOR

      DeBorrah K Ogans 

      9 years ago

      James A Watkins, The Psalms are mesmerizing and I have only managed to merely touch the surface of these magnificent cavernous writings! I am speechless and inspired as well as humbled by your encouraging words! I have a lot of respect for your excellent, thorough, informative and concise articles. You have expounded on a plethora of university worthy topics that have been beneficial to all! This is why I refer to you respectfully as Professor! Therefore I must make it a point to see this documentary! I am sure no doubt that it is most interesting and enlightening...

      We certainly have much to be concerned about. As you have well stated; “There are plenty of scoffers and naysayers running around America these days” Amen! They are strategically whittling away at the very fiber and principles upon which America was founded….As well as diminishing our personal rights... Lord increase our discernment! Thank You so much for stopping by to share your keen observations. Your wise commentary is always welcomed and much appreciated! In His Love, Grace, Joy, Peace & Blessings! Lord Bless You!

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      James A Watkins 

      9 years ago from Chicago

      Yet another awesome entry in your series! I watched a documentary the other day that I highly recommend called "God of Wonders." There are plenty of scoffers and naysayers running around America these days. They will bring tragedy and ruin onto us all if people are not illuminated by outstanding teachers, among whom you shine as one of the best—most spiritually discerning, I should say. Thank you ever much for these marvelous messages.

    • DeBorrah K. Ogans profile imageAUTHOR

      DeBorrah K Ogans 

      9 years ago

      Lady E, You are so WELCOME! I am so glad that you have been inspired! The Psalms are WONDERFUL and full of Spiritual Wisdom!

      Thank you for your thoughtfulness! It is ALWAYS a pleasure! In HIS Love, Grace, Joy, Peace & Blessings! GOD BLESS YOU!!

    • DeBorrah K. Ogans profile imageAUTHOR

      DeBorrah K Ogans 

      9 years ago

      Cristina, Thank You for your encouraging words! The Lord truly is a wonderful "Refuge!" Thank you for stopping by to share your wise spiritual insight! In HIS Love, Grace, Joy, Peace & Blessings! God Bless you and your family as well!

    • Lady_E profile image


      9 years ago from London, UK

      Thanks - This is truly inspiring. I agree with Cristina above and say "Amen" to her prayer for you.

      Best Wishes.

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      Cristina Santander 

      9 years ago from Manila

      Excellent hub which presents great and timeless truths from God's Word. For David there is no greater refuge other than the Almighty so with us also. Only in God can our life be ever fulfilled. It is always good to behold the greatness of our God. Thank you for sharing these great insights in the light of God's Word.May you and your family be blessed by God always. Best regards.

    • DeBorrah K. Ogans profile imageAUTHOR

      DeBorrah K Ogans 

      9 years ago

      RevLady, Your wise comments are always “On Point!” They present and further clarify the importance of having an ongoing intimate relationship with the Lord! It truly makes all the difference in the world! As you so well stated: “By faith we live in Him and enjoy His true victory over every difficulty.” Amen & Amen! It is through those difficulties that we each must draw even closer to Him knowing and trusting that at some point He WILL work it out for GOOD!

      David is an excellent example! He candidly and transparently shares his emotional highs and lows! Thank you as always for your encouraging and inspiring words. May Our Heavenly Father continue to use you mightily to bring others to Christ Jesus and further inspire us all to continue to grow in HIS Grace & knowledge! May your gifts and talents in Him continue to abound in Jesus Name!

      In HIS Love, Grace, Joy, Peace & Blessings! God Bless You!!!

    • DeBorrah K. Ogans profile imageAUTHOR

      DeBorrah K Ogans 

      9 years ago

      Jason, PRAISE GOD!!! Thank You! The Psalms are Marvelous! It amazes me that scientist attempt to prove God!? It is evident that HE is so! I believe it is a matter of pride… One need only look around at the amazing natural wonders all about us… This did not all just happen!

      You are so right about the darkness that continuously tries to undermine the TRUTH of GOD and HIS Word! It only takes a little Light to dispel the darkness! GOD is AWESOME and worthy of the PRAISE!

      Thank You for sharing your great insight and encouraging words! In HIS Love, Grace, Joy, Peace & Blessings! GOD BLESS YOU!

    • DeBorrah K. Ogans profile imageAUTHOR

      DeBorrah K Ogans 

      9 years ago

      Tamarjo, So glad that you are enjoying this "Spiritual Journey through the Psalms." The wisdom in The WORD of God is endless... I pray that the Lord continues to open all our hearts and grow us in His marvelous Grace....

      It is always a pleasure when you come by to share your wonderful insight! In HIS Love, Grace, Joy, Peace & Blessings! Thank You & God Bless YOU!

    • DeBorrah K. Ogans profile imageAUTHOR

      DeBorrah K Ogans 

      9 years ago

      Stars, I am so glad that you enjoyed this! The Psalms are marvelous and contain so much wisdom! We all can learn so much from David. No doubt that he was an exceptional man!

      How wonderful it is to see when a medical doctor or surgeon acknowledges God! With all their extensive formal training and education some still recognize that ultimately God really is the One in control of life! GOD truly is GOOD! I cannot imagine life without HIM!

      I hope and pray that you are having a GREAT DAY! Thank you for stopping by to share, In HIS Love, Grace, Joy, Peace & Blessings! God Bless You, Joann & Becky!

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      9 years ago from Lantana, Florida

      “If God does not exist why does right or wrong matter? If there is no eternal consequences for our behavior why not just do whatever you please whenever you please?”

      For a great many, God does not exist and right and wrong does not matter. Believing there are no eternal consequences for behavior, they do as they please. Thus, as you so aptly pointed out, “You would have to be a fool in order to deny the existence of God according to the principles in His Word! By doing so one further discounts their own existence!” EXACTLY!! God does not exist therefore I do not exist. How utterly absurd!

      “Worshipping the Lord refuels us! As we magnify the Lord through worship we exalt Him! We “Make HIM BIG!” He becomes bigger than any problem or obstacle that tries to hinder us! This frustrates and perplexes those that do not understand what life is all about!” AMEN, AMEN, AMEN! By faith we live in Him and enjoy His true victory over every difficulty.

      DeBorrah, what an excellent hub, devotional, meditation on Psalm 14. We can all relate to David and his very human cries and worship of our Lord. His depicting the denier of God’s existence as “fools” is the hard truth and intolerable for those who claim self-sufficiency.

      Thank you for the inspiration of your words that affirm the glory of God and the compelling power of His Spirit to disclose His wisdom to all those who believe in Him.

      May His power continue to propel you to higher heights as you minister to the soul’s deepest needs in His holy name. All glory to God!!

    • Psalmist4M profile image


      9 years ago from the Shelter of His Wings

      Very rich hub, filled with wisdom, insight and great photos. The other comments sum up the writing very well. Thank you so much for the in-depth expression of who God is. God is everything to me. Thank you for telling others of His greatness.

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      Jason R. Manning 

      9 years ago from Sacramento, California

      I fully concur with the above praise, you painted with a broader brush on this hub. Many scientists are beginning to come back into the folds of accepting God as the only answer for our splendor. It is sad that this could be so easy for all to share, but there is so much darkness squelching the opportunity to receive God. Great hubs like yours help to profess what is right and good. Be Blessed.

    • Tamarajo profile image


      9 years ago

      "It is foolish pride that deceives one to believe that there is no one greater than self" well summed up.

      To deny God is to cut oneself off from the only one that gives life meaning and value. I can see how that is described as foolish.

      I liked the magnifying God part. Where He becomes large in our eyes. A great way to avoid the pitfalls of denying Him in any area of our lives.

      I am enjoying your commentary on the Psalms.

    • stars439 profile image


      9 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State.

      Dear Mr's Deborrah : This is one of the most precious hubs you have ever written. I have learned so much about David in your hubs. I have met many wonderful people that are medical doctors, and surgeons, and they all believe in God very much so. I have seen them close their eyes , and pray for God's help before they operate on patients. God is so precious in my life. If it wasn't for God I would not be alive today. God Bless You Precious Heart, and your wonderful family.


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