Wednesday, July 04, 2012
Does God Really Laugh at the Wicked?
Have you ever been at your wits' end with a relative or a friend? You have tried over and over again to help that person come to their senses regarding their self-destructive behavior....but to no avail. Sometimes after you have cried all the tears you have to cry for someone, you find yourself shaking your head in bewilderment and even laughing at the foolishness of their reckless behavior.
Enter God, stage right. He creates man to enjoy loving fellowship with him. Man then rebels and pulls away from God. The Lord comes after man by giving His life on the cross to save those who have gone astray. Some people turn around and get right with God. Others press on in their rebellious ways....and some even slander their Creator with a dark heart and a foul mouth.
What is God to do with such wicked people? The Father gave His only Son as a sacrifice for our sins. What more do you want Him to do? Could you blame God if He responded with laughter when men openly mock their Maker?
Guess what? "The Lord laughs at the wicked, for He knows their day is coming." (Psalm 37:13)
He does what? Are you saying God laughs at people who are choosing the path which leads to eternity in hell? In some cases, yes. Those who choose to live in opposition to God's requirements will one day find themselves in a horrible place. God reaches out to them here on earth to rescue their souls....but because they shamelessly laugh at His goodness and salvation, God then begins laughing at them.
It's not an image most of us tend to think of when we consider God's attitude toward sinners. There is no doubt that God has tremendous compassion for lost people. God did more than we could ever hope for when Jesus suffered and died on the cross for the sins of the world. However, if a man is going to be so brazen as to not only reject God's offer of salvation, but also to laugh at the very One who is reaching out to save him....then yes, God laughs at that man....for the Lord knows his day is coming. Read more
Posted by Robin G. Jordan at 11:08 AM