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Proverbs 14:3 Grief in Laughter

Sunday, December 9th, 2012

the laugh

Even in laughter the heart may sorrow, and the end of mirth may be grief. Proverbs 14:13

In one of his sermons, South African evangelist Keith Daniels told of being in a gathering at which one girl laughed louder than all the rest of his companions. Suddenly she left the room. Minutes later she was picked up dead in the street where she had thrown herself from an upper story of the building.

Although Christ used a few lines which may have been intended to evoke a laugh, he does not come across as a man of mirth. Joy, however–that is a different thing. He spoke of his joy (John 15:11) and it came from fulfilling the will of the father.