Psalm 53

“The fool says in his heart, "There is no God" (v1).  The beginning of this psalm seems to refer to radical atheists who deny God’s existence; yet, the psalm repeats that “there is no one who does good, not even one” (v3), implicating all of us.  We may believe in God’s existence, but we deny Him by sinful thoughts, words, and actions; we all fall short of God’s perfect love and holiness.  Therefore, we can all rejoice that “salvation for Israel” and for us has arrived (v6).

“God looks down from heaven on the children of man “…” (v2).  God sees our struggles and instead of condemning us, He restores our lives through His great mercy (v6).