Psalm 2:4 He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision.
Sorrows and tears fill the life of many people, yet one day all that will gloriously change for the child of God. Today, this world may laugh, mock, and ridicule the Lord and His people, but one day soon, the tide will turn. The Bible has some shocking truths. In fact, several passages attest to the fact that God will laugh at the wicked (Psalm 2:4; Psalm 37:13; Psalm 59:8). This may seem harsh, but God is gracious, merciful, and longsuffering. The Lord will never laugh at the difficulties of any to whom He has not first offered refuge and deliverance. In like manner, wisdom personified in the Bible warns her rejecters that she too will laugh at their calamity and mock when their fear cometh (Proverbs 1:26). On the other hand, the Bible assures a glorious future time of laughter for the people of God (Luke 6:21).
- (For children):Would you be happy if you unexpectedly stumbled across a great treasure? Read Psalm 119:162. We can rejoice now in God’s promises (Revelation 21:4) even if others say He doesn’t exist or isn’t coming back (2 Peter 3:3-4).
- (For everyone):Our laughter here is often interrupted by sorrows. In heaven, there will be no sorrows to interrupt our laughter. What does this mean about the abundance of our future joy?
- What is the source of God’s laughter in heaven? What will be the source of our laughter and joy in heaven? What should be the source of these things now?
- Thank God that He will one day wipe away all tears.
- Thank the Lord that your sorrows will be replaced with laughter.
Quotes from the next volume
(VOLUME 3, WEEK 23)
Unfortunately, it has been a common practice in the history of nations to provoke others to battle when war was unnecessary and often contrary to God’s will.
Meddling in the problems of others is a dangerous practice with unanticipated results.
The world contradicts the truths of God. For instance, it has convinced mankind that it is manly to start a fight and cowardly to cease from strife. As is almost always the case, the world’s natural way of thinking is completely opposite to the scriptural teachings.