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 ¶ 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?