Psalms 14:1-7 (ANIV)
1 [For the director of music. Of David.]
The fool  says in his heart,
“There is no God.”
They are corrupt, their deeds are vile;
there is no-one who does good.
2 The Lord looks down from heaven
on the sons of men
to see if there are any who understand,
any who seek God.
3 All have turned aside,
they have together become corrupt;
there is no-one who does good,
not even one.
4 Will evildoers never learn—
those who devour my people as men eat bread
and who do not call on the Lord?
5 There they are, overwhelmed with dread,
for God is present in the company of the righteous.
6 You evildoers frustrate the plans of the poor,
but the Lord is their refuge.
7 Oh, that salvation for Israel would come out of Zion!
When the Lord restores the fortunes of his people,
let Jacob rejoice and Israel be glad!
The Hebrew word rendered fool in Psalms denotes one who is morally deficient.
TIME OF DAY:
Unspecified in Bible Text. I have set the scene in the morning.
Defused sunlight from above, left illuminates this scene. Shadows are cast to the right of objects.
The fool, telling everyone his opinion that God does not exist.
Three passers by looking shocked, amazed, bemused, at “the fools” outburst.
Psalm 14 is an example of a Wisdom psalm, which probe life’s mysteries to teach the congregation about itself & God.
This scene is set in a village, where a man (called “the fool” in the Bible) is telling anyone who will listen “There is no God.” I wanted to give him an expression of dismissive disdain, which I hope I achieved through his facial expression and his finger pointing upwards to indicate the general direction of heaven, with his other hand making a sweeping gesture of dismissal.
Interestingly, the Bible never sets out to prove the existence of God. The Bible simply asserts and assumes that He does exist.