Is God Laughing at You?

Did you know there is a passage in the Bible that says God laughs at people? In Psalm 2:1-4, we read, “Why do the nations rage and the peoples plot in vain? The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the Lord and against his Anointed, saying, ‘Let us burst their bonds apart and cast away their cords from us.’ He who sits in the heavens laughs; the Lord holds them in derision”.

Can you imagine a colony of ants plotting to destroy an adult with their power? The notion of that would seem comedic to us. To think that creatures so small in size and power compared to us would think they could overthrow us. This must be how it seems to God when He sees mankind trying to plot against Him!

Time and time again, humanity thinks they know better than God. God “holds such people in derision”. This means that He will make the people a laughingstock for their foolish notions. After God laughs at their crazy plot, He will then get the last laugh by deriding them, scorning them, and causing them to stagger at His great power and wisdom. God says what men do is vanity. It is a waste of time, because it is impossible to get the best of Him. That is why He sits in the heavens and laughs at men’s foolishness.

While God can laugh at mankind, mankind cannot mock God. In Galatians 6:7-8, Paul writes, “Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap. For the one who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life”. If mankind attempts to mock God and revile Him, they will receive what is coming to them. Some have tried to mock God by refusing to follow His commands. However, man’s disobedience does not change the truth, nor does it belittle what God’s word teaches. It remains just as true and as powerful as ever (Hebrews 4:12).

The ultimate result of our disobedience will be that God laughs at our foolish attempts to defy Him. Do you think that your ways are better than God’s? Do you think that you have a better plan for your life than God does? Is God laughing at you? If you’re not following His word, He just might be. Unfortunately, that’s no laughing matter, for you will be accountable to the judgment of God.

Joel Raulerson

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