Psalm 14 – Has Everyone Really Turned Away From God?

David seems to create an impossible scenario in Psalm 14. In one verse he writes, All have turned aside – meaning all have turned away from God. And yet, later he also writes, God is present in the company of the righteous. How is this possible?

If everyone has turned away from God, then how can there also be righteous people among whom God dwells?

Is there a mistake?

Did David mess up?

Or did something, literally, get lost in the translation?
If so, it wouldn’t be the first time.

So – no, not everyone has turned away from God.

However, the Bible tells us that it’s also true that not everyone who claims/thinks they are following Jesus actually are doing that. Further, the results of not following Jesus, even if we claim to be doing that, are catastrophic.

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