The Fool’s Salvation (Ps. 14)

Psalm 14 is rather unique in that, unlike the more familiar psalms of thanksgiving and praise, it is entirely centered on the total depravity and deplorable condition of the human race. Moreover, this psalm is repeated almost verbatim in Psalm 53 and is also quoted at length in one of the most pivotal chapters in the New Testament! This truth – that, “The fool says in his heart, ‘There is no God'” (Ps 14:1) – is crucial for us to understand not only in recognizing the reality of our own sinfulness, but also in appreciating the gospel of grace and even in understanding the goal of evangelism. In this sermon, Pastor Matt looks at the fool’s anthem and his condition, yet also the salvation that has come for such a fallen and rebellious creation.