An Idea Borrowed

Years ago on a radio program someone shared that they read a chapter in Proverbs every day. Since there are 31 chapters and the longest month has 31 days it allows you to read through Proverbs on a regular basis. I use it as the launch pad for my personal worship time and branch out from there. On this blog I will try to share some of the insights I have in the Word. I will try to organize them in the archive by reference.

Monday, July 14, 2014

The Pain of Laughter

(Proverbs 14:13 KJV)  Even in laughter the heart is sorrowful; and the end of that mirth is heaviness.

Do not overrate “laughter” (7814).  We live in a jocular age.  Nothing is sacred or beyond the pale.  In those rare times when I am forced to watch prime time TV comedy, I notice that most of the humor is slapstick or locker room level.  This word is used about a dozen times and usually it has the negative sense of mocking or belittling. 

We need to be careful what we laugh at.  People often tend to be more sensitive than they let on.  We often are trying to say things through humor.

So?  Laugh but listen with your soul.  Sometimes a word of apology should follow a giggle.

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