Until the Lord saved me when I was 29, I was an atheist and I heard this verse a lot. However, since I didn’t believe in any kind of higher power, being called a fool for my beliefs didn’t really have any effect on me except maybe to anger me a bit.
It should be noted in the above verse that there is none who has done good. Romans 3:23 tells us, all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. It is not just the atheist who is a fool, but those who live lives as if there is no God. That might include people regularly attending church.
Notice this fool says “There is no God” in their heart. That includes many people not just the atheist who declares it verbally. Are you living your life as if there is no God? Don’t be foolish! Repent and turn to following Jesus.
Rescued by God’s love,
Pastor Ron Kitchell