The LORD looks down from heaven upon the children of men,
To see if there are any who understand, who seek God. Psa 14:2
Here is another teaching tool of Scripture: contrast. The psalm opens by describing a fool: in his heart, he believes that there is no God. Out of his heart belief, then, comes abominable deeds. Because he believes there is no God, he works iniquity.
The next verse describes the man who understands. Understands is in Hebrew, sakal, Strong’s H7919, and means, to be prudent, to have insight, to give attention to, to consider. The man who understands seeks God, in contrast to the foolish man, who denies God.
But none of us are good – we need God to seek us. Thankfully He does!