Recently, Toronto, Canada made headlines around the world because of a political scandal. It’s interesting to hear comments from its politicians and citizens alike.
“Everyone is laughing at Toronto. The whole world is laughing at us!”
Oh we all like to laugh…UNLESS the laugh is on us! Look at Job.
See how these mockers close in on me? How long do I have to put up with their insolence? (Job 17:2, MSG)
People laughed and mocked Paul because of Christ.
At the phrase “raising him from the dead,” the listeners split: Some laughed at him and walked off making jokes. (Acts 17:32, MSG)
They even mocked Christ himself.
They nailed him up at nine o’clock in the morning. The charge against him—the king of the Jews—was printed on a poster. Along with him, they crucified two criminals, one to his right, and the other to his left. People passing along the road jeered, shaking their heads in mock lament: “You bragged that you could tear down the Temple and then rebuild it in three days—so show us your stuff! Save yourself! If you’re really God’s Son, come down from that cross!” (Mark 15:25-30, MSG)
So people laugh at us? Never mind. We are in good company.
Prayer- Father may we always stand for your truth, especially when our pride gets in the way. Amen.