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puppyfoot
Puppyfoot  (Level: 72.8 - Posts: 1086)
Sat, 20th Jun '09 9:19 PM

COLORFUL VERSES FROM PROVERBS

I wanted to share a few Proverbs that I find humorous as well as, of course, profound.

Proverbs 19:3 (TEV)
Some people ruin themselves by their own stupid actions and then blame the Lord.

Proverbs 17:22 (TEV)
Being cheerful keeps you healthy. It is slow death to be gloomy all the time.

And my favorite of these three:
Proverbs 17:12 (TEV)
It is better to meet a mother bear robbed of her cubs than to meet some fool busy with a stupid project.

Wishing you joy in abundance,
Katherine


jank0614
Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4597)
Sat, 20th Jun '09 10:12 PM

Hahahahaha!

Thank you - I particularly needed those!

bookworm483554
Bookworm483554  (Level: 174.8 - Posts: 25)
Thu, 13th Aug '09 11:14 AM

Isnt it lovely to be reminded that Christians need a sense of humour. It is so sad that we have a reputation for being killjoys and party poopers. Jesus was called a man of sorrows and acquainted with grief. An artist has made a picture of him laughing with his head thrown back. I love this picture and believe that he must have laughed sometimes even though scripture records not a single instance. I love good clean jokes and regard it as a grreat triumph when I wring a hearty laugh out of a someone.
thanks for these day brighteners.

puppyfoot
Puppyfoot  (Level: 72.8 - Posts: 1086)
Fri, 14th Aug '09 4:49 PM

I, too, love that picture--or at least, one like it that I have seen. Can't you just imagine this great booming laugh that made others stop what they were doing and smile or laugh, themselves?

And I share your sadness, Bookworm, that we Christians are often depicted as those who do not have any sense of humor whatsoever. (I am even sadder that we sometimes earn that reputation.) I believe that Jesus found nothing about sin, sickness, and death to be funny. On the other hand, I also believe that He enjoyed a good laugh. Many people believe that He had a dry wit and encouraged others to stop taking trivial things so seriously. That would not surprise me.

Thank you for your response, and I appreciate the compliment.

nanpaulhus
Nanpaulhus  (Level: 139.0 - Posts: 340)
Thu, 20th Aug '09 5:34 AM

Proverbs 17:22 (KJV) A merry heart doeth good [like] a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones.


The word merry comes from a Hebrew word that means "joyful" and the root of that word indicates to feel joy AND to cause joy. The word medicine in the original Hebrew bespeaks a cure, or a healing, as in the healing of a wound.

I have long used this scriptue to explain two of my understandings of the Christian walk. Firstly, that we are to be joyful and nothing brings joy like hearty, clean laughter around the house, the workplace, even in the church, noting that all things have a time and place. Secondly, for those extremists who decry the good of "medicine" (and I know some!), I present this scripture as testimony to the good it causes. It's simple logic to me, and now one can find it in the medical reviews: Lautghter = medicine = all good!

My main source for this blurb was the wonderful and handy www.blueletterbible.com where one can choose one's version of the Bible from a cast of thousands.. well, okay, maybe more like 12, and have your chosen verse displayed in the original Hebrew or Greek (or is it Aramaic?) compiments of the "Strong's Concordance" reference book. It is oh, so easy to study with this website, I reccomend it highly!


jank0614
Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4597)
Thu, 20th Aug '09 8:55 PM

The fruits of the Spirit include: JOY!

Seems to me you guys are exactly right - and that we are not living in the fulness of the Lord if we don't allow and invite the Holy Spirit to fill us with joy and to show that to the world.

I need that one too!!!!

I love this group!!!!

puppyfoot
Puppyfoot  (Level: 72.8 - Posts: 1086)
Thu, 20th Aug '09 9:57 PM

I don't know, Nancy...it's all Greek to me. >g< www.blueletterbible.com sounds like a terrific web site. I plan to look at it soon, and I have a feeling it will end up on my "Favorites" list. Your interpretation of "a merry heart..." is interesting. I, too, believe laughter and medicine are both God-given. Thank you for passing that on.

Janice, I am celebrating being a part of this group, as well. As the song says, "I've got the joy...down in my heart."

Singing as I go,
Katherine








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