Psalm 53 Outline
– The people of the world are fools because they don’t believe in God (Psalm 53:1)
– God cannot find anyone righteous on earth (Psalm 53:2-3)
– The psalmist ask if evildoers will ever fear God’s judgment and change their ways (Psalm 53:4-5)
– A savior will come from Zion to save mankind from their sins (Psalm 53:6)
Psalm 53 Summary
In Psalm 53:1, the people of the world are foolish because they do no believe in the existence of God. Because they don’t know God, their ways are corrupted and they don’t feel guilty about sinning.
In Psalm 53:2-3, God looks down from heaven to see if there is anyone who understand and seek God but there is none.
In Psalm 53:4-5, the psalmist ask will the evildoers never learn that the consequence of mistreating the needy and not calling on God’s name is punishment from God.
In Psalm 53:6, there will come a savior from Zion, Jesus Christ, who will redeem mankind from sins so that they can gain eternal life.
Psalm 53 Bible Study
1. Everyone is a sinner
No one is perfect. Everyone on this earth is a sinner because we inherit the genes of sins from Adam and Eve (Genesis 3). Everyday, we should examine ourselves to see if we have sin against God in any way and ask for God’s forgiveness and repent from our sins. In 1 John 1:8-10, If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us. In Titus 2:4, who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works. In Proverbs 28:13, he that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy.