Since so many of my small-group members are trudging through final exams this week, and since my workload has been quite hectic lately, I thought I’d post something on the more jovial side. To give you a little cheer, here are a few Bible verses that never fail to bring a smile to my face. Happy Friday!
Here’s a verse I really, really need printed on a coffee mug:
“If someone blesses his neighbor with a loud voice early in the morning, it will be counted as a curse to him.” – Proverbs 27:14 (NET)
Sounds like King Solomon wasn’t a morning person! Neither am I, so this is totally my life verse right here.
Here’s one verse you probably won’t find on one of those fancy “verse of the day” photos on social media:
“Listen to the Lord’s word, you prostitute.” – Ezekiel 16:35 (GW)
. . . Man, now that I think about it, I really want to see this in pretty, white letters over a blurry stock photo of a mountain range. Send it to all your backsliding neighbors! #inspiring
It’s refreshing to me to know that even the writers of Scripture got a little sassy sometimes. Tucked away in 2 Chronicles is this great hidden gem, where God’s Word throws some major shade at King Jehoram:
“Jehoram was thirty-two years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem eight years. He passed away, to no one’s regret, and was buried in the City of David, but not in the tombs of the kings” – 2 Chronicles 21:20 (NIV)
“Jehoram? Yeah, no one misses that dude.” – The Bible.
Don’t ever doubt that God has a sense of humor. He knows all your quirks and shortcomings, and he still loves you even when you’re just desperately trying to hold your sanity together until the weekend.
See you down the path.