Ps 52-54; Luke 16: 19-31 Two Men, Two Decisions
In Genesis, we see God creating, and he pronounces it all good, but in these three psalms, God looks upon His creation and pronounces: none doeth good, no not one. How tragic for our Almighty God to say these words. God sees and hears their words: There is no God. Yet, Paul announces that all creation screams God is all about us, and His eternal attributes are clearly seen. [Rom 1:20] One day, those who deny God’s existence will not only see Him but understand what they have missed.
To help us understand that, Jesus told a story in Luke 16:1-31 about such a man. He was wealthy, but a poor man lay at his gate and they both died. When the rich man awoke, he realized that he was in torments. Looking across the way, he saw Father Abraham and the poor man in Paradise. He begged Father Abraham to send Lazarus to dip his finger in water and begged for someone to go to tell the living of this terrible place lest they too find themselves there.
The response of Abraham is telling: even if someone rises from the dead, they will not hear Him. Jesus rose from the dead, and the fools said, “There is no God.”
God has provided the evidence of Himself. What will you choose?