Proverbs 17:22 A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones. Chuck Swindoll: To which I shout a hearty “Amen!” having been around many a broken spirit with dried-up bones in my lifetime. My plea is not that we read the comics, watch mindless sitcoms, or tell a lot of silly … More Relishing life more as our confidence in the sovereign Lord grows
I find in 1 Samuel 5 an example of God’s humor. The people of Israel were using the Ark of the Covenant like a good-luck charm, taking it to battle with them. Their enemies,the Philistines, ended up slaughtering them and capturing the Ark. They place it in their temple before their god, Dagon. … More Who’s laughing?
Job 41:5 Will you play with him as with a bird, or will you put him on a leash for your girls? I really appreciate the sarcastic humor we find in the Bible. In Job 41, God is asking Job if he would like to bring this creature, called a leviathan, home as a pet and play with … More A pet for Job?
In the passage for today, Luke 6:37-42, we read Jesus’ statements on judging others, including Why do you see the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? 42 How can you say to your brother, ‘Brother, let me take out the speck that is in … More Was Jesus funny?
Mark Driscoll, of Mars Hill Church Seattle, talks about Jesus’ sense of humor. Of particular interest to our read-through-the Bible is his reference to Jesus’ comments in Matthew 19 about fitting a camel through the eye of a needle. (you can see that part of this clip at about 8:30) Enjoy! Laugh!