G-D and his sense of humor

 

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Sometimes God is funny.

Guest Contributor: Lyndsey

It would stand to reason that G-D does indeed have a sense of humor starting with the following:

Genesis 1:26

Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness;

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n.

1. The state, quality, or fact of being like; resemblance.

2. An imitative appearance; a semblance.

3. A pictorial, graphic, or sculptured representation of something; an image.

http://www.thefreedictionary.com/likeness)

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Since we are made in G-D’s likeness, then we would have and experience the same qualities/emotions such as humor!

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So, where in the scriptures does it show G-D’s humor?….

how about when the Ark of the Covenant found its way into the hands of the Philistines..?

God was not thrilled his holy box with the Ten Commandments was in the hands of a bunch of pagan worshippers….so he decided to put some heat on the Philistines, literally.

As strange as it sounds, God whacked the Philistines with a seven-month-long, flaring pack of hemorrhoids.

In fact, these folks were in so much agony, Scripture goes out of its way to declare ‘the cry of the city went up to heaven.’ (1 Samuel 5:12)

Yes, hemorrhoids were heard in heaven.”

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And what about the talking donkey?

Number 22: 28 Then the Lord opened the donkey’s mouth, and she said to Balaam, “What have I done to you to make you beat me these three times?” …..

32 The angel of the Lord asked him, “Why have you beaten your donkey these three times? I have come here to oppose you because your path is a reckless one before me.

33 The donkey saw me and turned away from me these three times. If she had not turned away, I would certainly have killed you by now, but I would have spared her.”

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WOW! And here ya go:

Deuteronomy 25:11-12 If two men fight and one’s wife tries to help by grabbing the testicles of the other man, her hand will be cut off without pity. (Living Bible)


Yikes! That’s gotta hurt!

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Proverbs 27:15 A constant dripping on a rainy day and a cranky woman are much alike. You can no more stop her complaints than you can stop the wind. (Living Bible)

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And did you know it rained FISH in Australia!?

Come on now…that’s FUNNY!

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Finally, In my personal life, I have seen G-D’s humor many times in my sons.

My oldest son has Autism and LOVES to run around in his birthday suit…

no worries whatsoever…(makes me wonder if that is what the Garden of Eden was like….not a pretty sight now that he is getting older and heavier….

fortunately, my neighbor is a drinker.. .)LOL

My youngest son asked me the other day if I remembered so and so, and I could not recall what he was talking about.

Sooooo, he walked over to me and shook my head with his two little hands and said, “now, do you remember”? 🙂

So yes, I absolutely believe that G-D has a sense of humor…

I often refer to Him as a “funny, funny man!” 🙂clip_image020

Lyndsey

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A final laugh

The children were lined up in the cafeteria of a Catholic elementary school for lunch.

At the head of the table was a large pile of apples. The nun made a note, and posted on the apple tray: “Take only ONE. God is watching.”

Moving further along the lunch line, at the other end of the table was a large pile of chocolate chip cookies.

A child had written a note, “Take all you want. God is watching the apples!”        

 

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46 Responses to “G-D and his sense of humor”

  1. WOW! Who wrote this Marianne!? They are the funniest….LOL 🙂 🙂 Looks great!

  2. What happened to the “O” in the Word God?

    • That is a custom that Jews have, to show respect for the name of God, just as many would capitalize the first letter.

      They believe that the name is so holy, that they should not pronounce it, or write it out.

      • The word ‘God’ appears in the King James version 4,473 times. It is always spelled ‘God’. In the beginning God …
        It doesn’t say . In the beginning G separation D.
        The scriptures says : ‘God is Spirit’.
        It doesn’t say ‘G separation D is Spirit.’
        The name of God is Holy … why separate it?
        So holy that you can NOT pronounce it … NOR write it??

        I think you are confusing the name ‘YHWH’ which the jews forgot how to pronounce it. Only the Rabies knew how and the simple people were never taught … so they forgot.
        Why would anyone write the word GOD like ‘G blank D’?

        • actually in Genesis, it says elohim, plural. Singular is El….

          this is all tradition.

          • I was just reading this Marianne. On and off Yah brings my attention to what people call Him. We know Yeshua revealed to Moses that YHVH, ”behold the hand behold the nail in the Paleo Hebrew used then, was the name Yeshua gave Moses. Now is that the Father’s or the son’s name as revealed to us? Technically we don’t really know either name only what is revealed to us. However man has gone out of his way to change even that. Take Elohim for instance, in Genesis 1 it does not say god, or g-d, it actually says Elohim. So being that the case why is it 99% of the Bibles, including Hebrew ones translate it as God? Why not leave it alone just as it is written, Elohim? Why translate Adonai and Yah or for that matter YHVH allowing the reader to pronounce it as his or her conscience sees fit (as the rabbis in their zealously not to profane the sacred name did just that by covering it so much)? What is wrong with a translation that reads In the beginning Elohim created the heaven and earth? Who started the god, God, G-d ball of wax rolling anyhow? Didn’t Leah named her son Gad (or Gd as back then there were no vowels) so because she exclaimed “what luck!” thus his name became Luck, that is Gd or as it is today Gad? Many including myself till I started digging, don’t realize gad, or gd originally, means LUCK. There was a Babylonian deity of luck called…Baal gad. That is the original meaning of the name god. What an abomination! Really to think one could be saying “In the beginning luck created the heavens and earth”. Coincidence or satanic manipulation of names and words so as to try to take the glory from the only one that is to receive it, YHVH?

        • I am only guessing, but I bet that in the dead sea scrolls GOD was written as G-D. I learned how the Jews honor and keep His name sacred so I have chosen to keep this tradition as well. I really don’t think G-D cares one way or the other-it is out of honor, respect and protection NOT disrespect or carelessness.

          • Funny Lindsey but when Jesus spoke and when the apostles spoke they said ‘GOD’.
            They didn’t say G blank D.
            Same with the prophets.

            GOD is GOD
            NOT G blank D.

            The Lord says:
            ‘I am The Lord your God and besides me there is no other.’
            He doesn’t say ‘I am your G blank D’

            The first commandment says …

            ‘Love The Lord your GOD with …’

            • “God’ is English, not Hebrew.

              If it was Hebrew, it would be spelled GD.

              there are no characters for vowels written out in Hebrew.

              good example YHVH…..see, thee are no vowels, yet we say Yahweh, or Jehovah….

            • Abigail,

              Speaking His name and writing his name are 2 separate things. In fact, Jews will not say His name outside of worship and even while worshiping will refer only to His title-“For example, the Hebrew word “Elohim,” which means “God” (the title, not God’s name), is pronounced “Elokim” outside of prayer and study.” http://judaism.about.com/od/reformjudaismfaq/f/god_spelling.htm

              Further, The reason why Jews don’t write out His entire name is because they reverence His name above all names and don’t want anyone or anything to destroy/harm/insult/offend His name…for example: someone passes by and picks up a piece of paper with His name written out in full and not giving it a second thought throw it away…shredd it…burn it…etc…So…they protect His name by writing as G-D. “Q: Why do some Jews write “G-d,” instead of spelling it out?
              A: The Halachah says that it is forbidden to deface or desecrate the Name of G-d in any way, or to cause any possibility thereof. Some Rabbis are of the opinion that this applies to the word “G-d” in any language. Many therefore do not write the Name of G-d where someone might throw it out.

              This Law has nothing to do with taking G-d’s Name in vain; that refers only to speech. “(http://www.beingjewish.com/faqs/faq1.html)

              And….”Some Reform Jews observe the custom of spelling God as “G-d.” Most do not. In any case, it would be inappropriate and opposed to Jewish values to correct or shame a person for keeping this practice if it is done out of respect and reverence for God.

              L’Shalom,
              Rabbi Jeffrey W. Goldwasser ”
              http://judaism.about.com/od/reformjudaismfaq/f/god_spelling.htm
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              Please know that this post was done so as to “lighten” the mood and to help us see another side of our Heavenly Father…it isn’t healthy to be so serious all the time. G-D created laughter and its many benefits. Proverbs 17:22 A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.

  3. * grinning * Oh, I cannot agree more about God’s mystery humor ways.. I see things and sense things.. in humor and good ways.. and believe me.. when I hear things coming out of my very own kids.. I had to hide my smile because when they talk.. they sounded just like me when I was the teenager too!! By reminding what I have done to my mother was far more milder since I asked my mom thankfully about myself.. and found out.. ONLY two bad things in my life I ever said to my mom.. but my own kids is more constantly… toward me and I had to use the humor to turn that around on them by saying ” Oh, if you truly think it is right.. cool.. ” Which helps to cut the chases and let them learn their mistakes.. and it sure did help them learn faster.. and realized that I was right and helped them .. only their heads are rock at the moment.. ha ha.. I always had to let God know that I noticed something humor… and shared that so He would know that I got the message.. constantly..
    Laughter and humor is healthy and love… That is all I knew all my life.. until now I see more and more negative and that puts me on more and more firm ground and refuse to back down and not letting anyone or including my kids to change me into negative person.. In a way, I stand stubbornly by God’s side on laughter and humor and love to stay.. and not letting negative overtake it at any costs.. My kids sure are such a blessing to me given by God.. yet I told God that I am giving my kids back into his hands and trust him to keep them in His hands and under his Wings.. and that they are HIS.. I give back something very precious to me.. knows how much it costs me.. but the real truth.. It sure well worth all the tears and laughter in life 🙂

  4. I just heard this today and laughed so hard: Allegedly a true story….A man and his family, including his mother-n-law, travelled to Jerusalem for a much needed vacation. Unfortunately, the mother-n-law died while in Jerusalem. He had to go thru all the paperwork, signing etc to try and get her flown back to the states for burial. It was going to cost at least $20,000.00 to fly her back. Organizer for the arrangements told the Man that it would be better/more convenient and less expensive if he buried his mother-n-law here, in Jerusalem..only $5,000.00 to bury her in Jerusalem vs $20,000.00 to fly her back to the states for burial. The Man told the organizer, “I don’t care what it costs, lets send her back to the states”. The Organizer said, “wow, you must really love your mother-n-law”. The man responded by saying, “Love?!”…”no offense, but your people don’t stay buried here!”…..I laughed until my stomach hurt!

  5. Did you know that among the arsenal of sorcery is the ability to derive us from good quality of laughing at oneselves?

    My spiritual friend in Jesus, has a good explanation as to why benches in churches were called “pews” by English Catholics in the Middle Ages:

    I’ve Google searched for the origin of the word, ‘pew.’ There aretwo speculative possibilities that prevail of what I’ve found, that are pretty well accepted as the source, and are both results that came about in the 1480s. One supposed origin being from the Middle English era came from a prominent chair up in the choir loft that migrated down to the congregation. And the other speculative origin draws from the French word, ‘puie’ which is a derivative from their word for balcony. These were then both before Martin Luther secured his Reformation proclamation on the front door of the Catholic Church in Germany in 1517, that started the Protestant movement. (Luther, a Biblical scholar posted his Ninety-Five Theses on the door of the Wittenberg Castle Church [Catholic], which served as the University of Wittenberg’s bulletin board.)

    The Roman Catholic theologians of England back during that time
    which was during the Inquisition, were I’m sure far better
    equipped in their knowledge of Scripture than I am. I’ll presume
    that they thought through, ‘Why would the Lord deliberately
    design into the arsenal of sorcery that one can get one’s finger
    pulled?’ Trusting that the Lord is sovereign, and that He is Alpha and Omega, or A to Z in the Greek language, (meaning from the beginning to the end). So they knew that the Lord had a purpose, so I’ll presume they counseled the predicament out and reasonably solved the problem. They analyzed the matter pragmatically, knowing by Scripture that it was wiser to stay honoring and trusting in the Lord for security, and not sell out to the devil to protect themselves with the armor of sorcery.

    My speculation … by aiming for level-headed, logically reasoning ~ though only offering a comparable alternative, is that the English Catholics at the time of the Inquisition (which are known to have had horrid human rights issues comparable in many ways to the inhumanities in the Middle East today) were actually cool enough in this presumptive concern, (Perhaps guided by the Holy Spirit), to kill two birds with one stone. By combining their being persecuted in church by sorcery to flatch (my abbreviated word for flatulence), unwillingly during worship, along with sending us a cleverly disguised message to read between the lines and not resort to witchcraft for protection, (knowing Scripture well enough to recognize the treacherous times the end of the world would be in; as we are amidst currently.) They also knew that the sequestering
    of the devil would be terse. So I’ll presume that they brainstormed and figured out a way to withstand that assault, so that their message would best endure throughout history.

    By combining their enlightenment and to parlay that to the end
    times … To stay away from sorcery for their defense and keep
    their faith by trusting in God. As well that their best solution for their vulnerability would be to laugh at themselves. It takes a lot of good character for both men and women (and children) to do that, so their remedy was to change the names of all of the benches in the Catholic churches in England to pews. And through the guidance and protection of the Holy Spirit that the message would surpass any divisive quelling by the devil. I’m speculating that the Protestants amidst the Reformation some thirty-seven years later, well knew of this plan and joined with the Catholics in establishing that the benches in the Protestant churches would be called pews as well. To help secure so that their clever message
    would make it to the end times, and that through the Holy Spirit,
    that we would figure it out! (What a odd name for these
    benches?!)

    http://lsdexitozamerica.org/home.html

  6. If you missed Yeshua’s sense of humor, read Mt 17:27.

    I hope you can hear how He chuckled when He told them what to do to solve a pressing problem they had.

  7. Great post. Yes God must have a sense of humor, look at some of his creations. Look at how he puts up with us. He crated our sense of humor, so if we are in his image…

    These days laughter is a valuable commodity. We need it more than ever.

  8. I thought of this last night and thought how funny this was…do you guys remember April 15th, 2010 when the “meteor” hit Madison Wisconsin!?….with no warning of course from NASA…and ironically, it was the SAME DAY that US District Judge Crabb made the ruling that the National Day of Prayer was unconstitutional….guess what…DESPITE her ruling….Obama “decided” to keep the national day of prayer!!!! hmmmmmm I wonder why?

  9. ok…these red shoes the Pope is wearing are cracking me up….you know G-D has to be laughing too….first of all, they don’t match! laughing….

  10. Adam in the beginning was the image of God. When Adam eat from the tree of good and evil he lost the image of God. Seth in Genesis 5:3 is made in the likeness of Adam. Adam and all of creation became cursed.. When will the curse be lifted? 1Corinthians 15:50-58, 1John 3:2 and Romans 8:17-26

  11. An atheist was walking through the woods. “What majestic trees!”

    “What powerful rivers! What beautiful animals!” he said to himself.

    As he was walking alongside the river, he heard a rustling in the bushes behind him.He turned to look. He saw a 7-foot grizzly bear charge towards him.

    He ran as fast as he could up the path. He looked over his shoulder & saw that the bear was closing in on him.

    He looked over his shoulder again, & the bear was even closer. He tripped & fell on the ground.

    He rolled over to pick himself up but saw that the bear was right on top of him, reaching for himwith his left paw & raising his right paw to strike him.

    At that instant the Atheist cried out, “Oh my God!”

    Time Stopped. The bear froze. The forest was silent.

    As a bright light shone upon the man, a voice came out of the sky. “You deny my existence for all these years, teach others I don’t exist and even credit creation to cosmic accident. Do you expect me to help you out of this predicament?”

    Am I to count you as a believer?” the booming voice continued.

    The atheist looked directly into the light, “It would be hypocritical of me to suddenly ask you
    to treat me as a Christian now, but perhaps you could make the BEAR a Christian”?

    “Very well,” said the voice.

    The light went out. The sounds of the forest resumed.

    And the bear dropped his right paw, brought both paws together, bowed his head & spoke:

    “Lord bless this food, which I am about to receive from thy

    bounty through Christ our Lord, Amen.”

  12. A Little Humor

    Israeli Sense of Humor at UN. You might almost call this Talmudic logic: An ingenious example of speech and politics occurred recently in the United Nations Assembly and made the world community smile.

    A representative from Israel began:’Before beginning my talk I want to tell you something about Moses. When he struck the rock and it brought forth water, he thought, ‘What a good opportunity to have a bath!’ He removed his clothes, put them aside on the rock and entered the water. When he got out and wanted to dress, his clothes had vanished. A Palestinian had stolen them.’

    The Palestinian representative jumped up furiously and shouted, ‘What are you talking about? The Palestinians weren’t there then.’

    The Israeli representative smiled and said, ‘And now that we have made that clear, I will begin my speech’.
    http://beastwatchnews.com/08-06-10.htm

  13. My husband, myself and our 8 year when out to dinner. My son said mom, I want one of those um, Willie Nelson drinks.

    What he meant was a ‘Shirley Temple’ drink with a cherry in it.

    “Willie Nelson”, LOL

  14. After all these years I’m still surprised when my mother’s prophetic dreams are made of quirky puns, but I’m told there’s a lot of that in the Bible itself…

  15. funny with touching ending 🙂

  16. Yes the Lord is laughing at satan’s kingdom b/c he thinks he’s G-d.

  17. God has a sense of humor to make a tree like this.

  18. I used to have a problem with God having a sense of humour (yes i’m a Brit – it is spelt with a ‘U’). Two events gave me an answer. The first was the realisation that the things we most find funny usually have a fall guy, someone who is the butt of the humour. God is not in the business of ridiculing, showing-up, mocking, make fun of etc for the sake of cruelty. We may smile when we hear a joke about an “Englishman a Scotsman and an Irishman” or Americans making fun of Rednecks etc but that is not God’s idea of humour. The 2nd incident was a personal one against me demonstrated to me that our Lord does indeed have a funny bone. I need to set the scene for this.
    If on a given day we have a lot of mail, our postman will have wrapped them together with a bright red rubber band. If this batch is too big to fit the letter box, he will take the band off to post through the letter box individually and just dumps the red band on the floor. We find rubber bands everywhere on our streets, it’s just our postmen littering.
    I was out walking down our road carrying some rather bulky empty shopping bags which were beginning to annoy me. I started scanning the street looking out for one of the distinctive red rubber bands to pick up and use to keep the bags folded in a more manageable way. For once, i didn’t find any at all so i was talking to the Lord, “Awe come on, just give me one red rubber band”. As i crossed over the road, there was my prize just lying there. “Yippee – Thank you Lord”. As i picked up my rubber band, i had found it to be a broken one. “Oh very funny Ha ! Ha !”.

  19. I loved this post. As well as the comment about the bear, priceless!
    The post By lyndsey said this on July 13, 2010 at 4:01 am

    Thankful for the Lords humor, as some some… look at the Giraffe 🙂

  20. […] God is funny. […]

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