The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.”
They are corrupt, and their ways are vile;
there is no one who does good.
– Psalm 53:1 (NIV)
The believer should know that God is alive and present. True believers understand that God is, as an anonymous psalmist stated, ” a great God and a great King above all gods” (Psalm 95:3). In fact, it is the believer who is full of faith who can honestly put his or her trust in the Lord with all of his or her heart and not rely upon on his or her own understanding.
The psalmist says that it is the fool who says that “there is no God.” It is not the person who is full of faith who is the fool spoken of here. It is the person who is faithless. Naturally, by the world’s standards, we are the fools for believing in the unseen. However, by what we regard as holy, the world is foolish for not accepting God as the Almighty.
God is real. India Arie sang it into reality for listeners on “Voyage to India.” Joan Osbourne sang, asking if God was one of us. Singers and songwriters share it just like psalmists. After all, a psalm is just a poem set to music. Sounds a lot like soul music to me. Maybe if we add the Funk Brothers folks might feel more appreciative of the presence of God with a Motown flavor. Needless to say, God is still the Almighty and that’s all by Himself.
After all, it is the fool who says that there is no god. That’s with or without any background music.