Friday, January 31, 2014

Was God Joking?

I hear people remark that God sure does have a sense of humor. I understand this perspective when I think of some of the animals He created. But in my Bible reading, I don't think God/Jesus had a real funny side. I hear a lot of other necessary emotions but no laughing or teasing.

Well, there are the parts in the old testament where God asks questions He already knows the answers to. Like when Adam and Eve are naked and hide behind some trees, God calls out, "Where are you?" and "Who told you you were naked? Have you eaten from the tree I commanded you not to eat from?"

Of course he knew all the answers. And then when he questions Cain after Cain has killed his brother Abel. "Where is your brother Abel?" I'm pretty sure he knew.

But, I have to admit, I did the same thing as a mom to young boys. "Did you make this mess? What were you thinking? What did you do to your brother?" Luckily, by the grace of God, neither one has done in his brother yet.

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