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You’re Funny!

April 25, 2015

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You’re  Funny!

If I’m trying  to be funny,  and someone comments,  “You’re funny!”  —  that would be  a pleasant compliment.     But,  when I’m obviously  very serious,  and someone says,  “You’re funny!”  —  they are frankly meaning  I’m an odd ball,  rather weird,  and awfully different.     They are uncomfortable  with my serious comment  and are taking offense  with it.

My serious comment  was in regard  to email forwards.     Friends send things  they feel are cute,  noteworthy,  funny,  “true”,  and “Christian” oriented.     So?     There can be  any number  of things  in them  that are wrong.     There might be  a story  in which God  is depicted  as being  rather dumb  about what is going on  in this world.     Sometimes  God is portrayed  as one making mistakes  and needing  to be corrected  by some “saint”.     There are “Christian”  emails  that promise  an answer  to prayer  —  IF  the recipient  will immediately forward  that email  to others.     Others will say  IF  you don’t forward  the email,  you don’t love God.     They are blatantly  teaching  very wrong doctrines  as they try  to put the recipient  on a guilt trip.

The problem is  that many  of these emails  are mocking God,  in an off-hand way.     No Christian  should promote  the mocking  of God  or the furtherance  of wrong doctrines.     But,  God’s word  shows us  that God  and His children  have been mocked  since the beginning.     A few examples  include,

They will mock Him  and spit  on Him,  and scourge Him  and kill Him,  and three days later  He will rise again.       Mark 10:34

And  after twisting together  a crown  of thorns,  they put it  on His head,  and a reed  in His right hand;  and they knelt down  before Him  and mocked Him,  saying,  “Hail,  King  of the Jews!”       Matthew 27:29

……. and others experienced  mockings  and scourgings,  yes,  also chains  and imprisonment.       Hebrews 11:36

Know this  first of all,  that in the last days  mockers  will come  with their mocking,  following after  their own lusts.       2 Peter 3:3

Many people feel  they must forward emails  in order  to show  that they are a friend.     But,  our very best friend  is Jesus.     There is no one  who loves us  as much  as He does.     No one cares  for us  as much  as Jesus.     Absolutely  no one  deserves  the honor,  love,  reverence,  and glory  that Jesus deserves.

Glad  to have Jesus  want us  as His friend,  we say,  “Hallelujah!     Lord,  let all our living  honestly glorify  Your awesome love  for us.”

Love,
Margaret

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A Christian devotional  to glorify  the LORD of lords  and GOD of gods.

 

Pray for our country.

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Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus

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The LORD  made this day, let us rejoice  and be glad  in Him.

Psalm 118:24

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The word of the LORD is tried;

He is a shield  to all  who take refuge  in Him.

Psalm 18:30

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Sing for joy  in the LORD,  O you righteous ones;

Praise is becoming  to the upright.

Psalm 33:1

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How blessed are those  who dwell  in Thy house!

They are ever praising Thee.

Psalm 84:4

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Just as a father  has compassion  on his children,

So the LORD  has compassion  on those who fear Him.

Psalm 103:13

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O give thanks  to the LORD,  for He is good;

For His lovingkindness  is everlasting.

Psalm 107:1

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Glory in His holy name;

Let the heart  of those who seek the LORD  be glad.

Psalm 105:3

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Not that I have already obtained it,  or have already  become perfect, but I press on  in order that  I may  lay hold  of that for which also  I was laid hold of  by Christ Jesus.

Philippians 3:12

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