[PC-USA] 2001-04-01 - Passages about Humor

To me, one of God's most wonderful gifts to us is a sense of humor. In America (I'm not certain about other countries), on April 1st we celebrate April Fool's Day, when we play practical jokes on friends etc. I personally value highly a sense of humor in a friend, a minister, etc. I think we also need to be able to laugh at ourselves; that helps to keep us more humble. Today, we will see some of what God's word has to say about humor.

Ecclesiastes 3:1-4 (NASB) There is an appointed time for everything. And there is a time for every event under heaven A time to give birth and a time to die; A time to plant and a time to uproot what is planted. A time to kill and a time to heal; A time to tear down and a time to build up. A time to weep and a time to laugh.

Luke 6:20-21 (NASB) And turning His gaze toward His disciples, He began to say, Blessed are you who are poor, for yours is the kingdom of God. Blessed are you who hunger now, for you shall be satisfied. Blessed are you who weep now, for you shall laugh.

Proverbs 17:22 (NASB) A joyful heart is good medicine, But a broken spirit dries up the bones.

Job 8:20-21 (NASB) Lo, God will not reject a man of integrity, Nor will He support the evildoers. He will yet fill your mouth with laughter And your lips with shouting.

Proverbs 14:13 (NASB) Even in laughter the heart may be in pain, And the end of joy may be grief.

Jan

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