Thursday, November 25, 2021


We humans are made in the image and likeness of God as it says in Genesis 1 verse 27.

Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.”

Being made in the image and likeness of God means that we look like Him and we operate like Him. One of the attributes we inherited from our creator is the ability to laugh. We humans tend to laugh when we encounter absurd things and this the same  response that our Lord has to absurdities as well.

An example can be  found in Psalm 2 verse 2 - 4 where the kings of the earth resolve to oppose God and His anointed

The kings of the earth take their stand And the rulers take counsel together Against the LORD and against His Anointed, saying, “Let us tear their fetters apart And cast away their cords from us!”

He who sits in the heavens laughs, The Lord scoffs at them.

The absurdity of those who are from the created order vainly believing that they could successfully resist the will of the creator of all things provokes laughter from God.

Another example is found in Psalm 37 verse 12 - 13 where the wicked plot evil against the righteous and the Lord laughs for He know the end from the beginning and can see where the wicked end up.

The wicked plots against the righteous And gnashes at him with his teeth.

The Lord laughs at him, For He sees his day is coming.

The Lord laughs at the devices and plots of the wicked but, as it says in James 4 verse 6, “God is opposed to the proud, but gives grace to the humble.”

Bless the Lord our God.


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