"But I was just joking!"

We’ve all said it before. We’ve all done it before. We do something to tease or taunt. We do “practical jokes” on others. After it’s all done, we tell ourselves that whatever mean thing we have done is OK because, after all, “I was just joking”.

We NEVER hurt our friends with these harsh words or pranks. Nah, couldn’t happen right…because again, after all, “it was SOOO funny!”

This passage in proverbs tells us a little differently. I encourage all jokesters to take note of what one of the wisest men on the world had to say about this kind of thing.

PROVERBS 26:18 – 19
18 ΒΆ As a mad man who casteth firebrands, arrows, and death,
19 So is the man that deceiveth his neighbour, and saith, Am not I in sport?

Please, for your own sakes and the sakes of your friends, take these words into your heart and meditate upon them. I’m not saying all jokes are bad…but have a care, do you want to be the one casting firebrands, arrows, and death?

God Bless,

-Bro Trevor

2 comments

  1. Bro Nathan says:

    He also said…

    I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your fear cometh;
    -Proverbs 1:26

    If a wise man contendeth with a foolish man, whether he rage or laugh, there is no rest.
    -Proverbs 29:9

    …God hath made me to laugh, so that all that hear will laugh with me. -Genesis 21:6

    He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh:
    -Psalm 2:4

    A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
    Ecclesiastes 3:4

    Blessed are ye that weep now: for ye shall laugh.
    -Luke 6:21

    (So I guess we’ll have to wait):

    Till he fill thy mouth with laughing, and thy lips with rejoicing. -Job 8:21

    8)

  2. Bro Trevor says:

    But he never said…

    Nowhereinthebible 1:1 “He has made me to laugh at others expense, and it is good”

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