Psalm 14 Foolishness POHFW

Preparing our Hearts to Worship


In an effort to help you prepare for theAugust 12, 2018, Sunday morning corporate worship gathering and to aid you in your own reflections on theEmotions in the Psalms.I wanted to pose a few questions and provide a few resources to prayerfully consider over the coming days. Our sermon is entitled, “FoolishnessThe main Scriptures for the day are Psalm 14.


(Pick and choose from the many resources and options, which I have tried to make available for your devotional life.)


From the Scriptures


Please read through Psalm 14 this week.


You can read or listen to them here


From the Creeds and Confessions



 Heidelberg Catechism Q94

What does the Lord require in the first commandment?

That I, not wanting to endanger my own salvation, avoid and shun all idolatry,1 sorcery, superstitious rites, and prayer to saints or to other creatures. 

That I rightly know the only true God, trust him alone, and look to God for every good thing humbly and patiently, and love, fear, and honor God with all my heart. 

In short, that I give up anything rather than go against God’s will in any way.

Heidelberg Catechism Q91

What are good works? 

Only those which are done out of true faith, conform to God’s law, and are done for God’s glory; and not those based on our own opinion or human tradition.

Heidelberg Catechism Q114-115

114 Q. But can those converted to God obey these commandments perfectly?

No.  In this life even the holiest have only a small beginning of this obedience.

Nevertheless, with all seriousness of purpose, they do begin to live according to all, not only some, of God’s commandments.

115 Q. Since no one in this life can obey the Ten Commandments perfectly, why does God want them preached so pointedly?

First, so that the longer we live the more we may come to know our sinfulness and the more eagerly look to Christ for forgiveness of sins and righteousness.

Second, so that we may never stop striving, and never stop praying to God for the grace of the Holy Spirit, to be renewed more and more after God’s image, until after this life we reach our goal: perfection.


From the songs, hymns and spiritual songs of the Church


Psalm 14 (The Fool says – The Psalms Project): Video

The Perfect Wisdom of our God (Getty): LyricsVideo

Wisdom of God (Blues 2 Joy):  Video

For Thoughtful Reflection, Prayer, or further Study


Read and reflect on one of these articlesfrom Ligonier.

How often do you finish a day without having thought about God much during it?

How is this like saying, “ There is no God.”

Watch The Bible Project’s video summary of Psalms.

The Sermon will be available online on August 12, 2018 at 12:30 pm.

Disclaimer: Reference to a particular article or website does not constitute endorsement or agreement with everything in that article or on that website.





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