Have You Ever Found The Bible To Be Hilarious?
Chances are that you have yet to read a passage from the Bible and fall off your chair laughing. But the funny is there, you just have to understand the concept. Nothing in this culture will ever be permanent. Remember how there used to be slaves? Well look at us now! This is because as our minds keep evolving, so does our culture and our lifestyle. It’s crazy to believe that humor in Biblical times would travel well in time to our time.
For example, death of King Jeroham in 2nd of Chronicles was described as ” He passed away, to no one’s regret”. Wow, as harsh as it seems, you can’t deny the bluntness of that verse. Which might have been hilarious at the time.
The book of 1st Samuel talks about how David pretended to be insane before the king of Gath. “Am I so short of madmen that you to bring this fellow here?”- another verse that could be interpreted as a sarcastic punchline.
Another character int he Bible that is fond of sarcasm is Elijah. This one here is the kicker! You can’t deny the hilarious sarcasm remark. The worshipers of the pagan god BaaL wanted to put God to the test. So they went ahead and made a little contest. They were to each put up a sacrifice on an altar, and whoever was the greatest God would set ablaze that sacrifice. (1 Kings 18:27) When Elijah’s altar was set ablaze, and the false prophet’s wasn’t, Elijah mockingly suggested that perhaps their god was using the bathroom and doing his #2.
Take a look at the conversation Balaam had with his donkey. When mistreating his donkey, the donkey shouted back at him: “Am I not your own donkey? Have I been in the habit of doing this to you?”. Do you actually think any of that was written with a straight face?
Proverbs always has ways of making light of a situation- no matter how politically incorrect it may be. Here are some really blunt metaphors:
- “Like a gold ring in a pig’s snout is a beautiful woman who shows no discretion” (11:22)
- “Better to live on a corner of the roof than share a house with a quarrelsome wife” (21:9).
Remember that we were created in God’s image. We love to live and we love to laugh, OF COURSE HE DOES TOO!!
Inspired by Christian Today