Psalms 14 and 53

Here’s an interesting Old Testament oddity in the book of Psalms. Take a look at Psalm 14, then at Psalm 53; but for a few phrases towards the end, they are practically the same, almost to the verse!

Nonetheless, the message is clear in both. And before you, Christian, condemn the “fool” for saying there is no God, remember that we were once “fools and evildoers,” and that we ourselves were no better, having at some point, like all humankind, turned away from Him who made us.

But you and I know it doesn’t end there, for the Lord is our refuge, and our salvation has indeed come.

More notes from John Gill’s Exposition.