“6 The righteous will see and fear, And will laugh at him, saying, 7 “Behold, the man who would not make God his refuge, But trusted in the abundance of his riches And was strong in his evil desire.” Ps 52
It’s funny, not Jim Gaffigan funny, but it’s funny to see when the evil mockers of God, who have night and day devised their evil against God’s people, to finally see them meet God and have nothing to answer.
It’s not that Christians desire for people to go to hell, no more than God, but Christians respect the judgment of God that it is coming and it is going to be righteous. Christians are tired of seeing their lives attacked. Christians are tired of finding that their children are being lied to about origins and God, and about family and sex. Christians are tired of being told there is no God and that it’s normal if a man wants to marry his goat. We are tired of these perversions and we long for the judgment of God to put a stop to this evil.
They say that “laughter is the best medicine”. Maybe it is good for the soul to know that God is going to judge with righteousness and He will right all the wrongs in this world.
Let me offer a cautionary note by offering the following verse:
“17Do not rejoice when your enemy falls, And do not let your heart be glad when he stumbles; 18Or the LORD will see it and be displeased, And turn His anger away from him.” Pro 24:17,18
This is not a contradiction. This laughing and rejoicing in the judgment of God is downright foolish if two things are not right. First, each person should be looking to himself making sure he isn’t just as evil. Don’t be a hypocrite, Mt 7:5. And second, no Christian should lose his humanity, As long as a man is alive, even an evil man, he is a lost soul and Christians should desire for his salvation. Christians mustn’t lose their humanity as they rejoice in God’s judgment. God too, if He sees the evil man repenting, will relent and give him salvation. Therefore our laughing and rejoicing should be represent the hardness of a non-Christian heart.
So Yeh, I laugh with the Psalmist. Pray for discernment.
Sincerely, Dan Mayfield