Question 391

By: Robert Serreyn

Question? Why would God laugh and make fun at the tragedy of people in Proverbs 1:26?

Proverbs 1:26 I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your fear cometh.

Answer:

The word LAUGH in Hebrew is “SACHAQ” and it means “TO SCORN”.

The word MOCK in Hebrew is “LAAG” and it also means “TO SCORN”.

In BOTH VERSES these words mean in other words “To be Angry”

Question? Why would God BE ANGRY at the Calamity and Fear of people?

Answer: I believe the answer is found in Verses 29 & 30, which state…

Proverbs 1:29-30 For that they hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of the LORD: (30) They would none of my counsel: they despised all my reproof.

As stated, God GETS ANGRY when people REFUSE sound council.

it is no different with us when we try to share the Gospel with someone or when we try to help another christian SEE the error of their ways and they just won’t TAKE HEED to the truth of God’s Word and it makes us a little miffed (angry) or bewildered (confused) at what we see and think is stupidity and foolishness on their part.

God is NO DIFFERENT, for the lost person he has stated in his Written Word…

John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

The Lord has DONE EVERTHING to provide eternal life for every person and offers it FOR FREE to all who will just simply believe, trusting in alone that Christ paid all their sins by Dying and shedding his blood on the cross and three days later Resurrecting from the dead AS PROOF of that complete payment made.

For the Christian, The Lord JUST WANTS them to be “Obedient to his Will” and be “Good Testimonies” for HIS PURPOSE to reach the lost for salvation and for OUR OWN benefit of recieving Blessings and Rewards.

Romans 12:1-2 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. (2) And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

Matthew 5:16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.

NOTE—> Glorify your Father = Believe and Trust Christ as THEIR Saviour.

1 Corinthians 3:11-15 For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ. (12) Now if any man build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble; (13) Every man’s work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man’s work of what sort it is. (14) If any man’s work abide which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward. (15) If any man’s work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire.

IN CONCLUSION:

God DOES NOT DESIRE for the lost person to “Go to Hell” but he WILL NOT override their free will to “Not Believe”

2 Peter 3:9 The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.

ANY SHOULD PERISH = Go to Hell

COME TO REPENTANCE = Change Of Mind (Gr. Metanoia)

God wants EVERY PERSON to stop trusting in what THEY THOUGHT that got them to heaven to BELIEVE(Trust In/Rely On Completely) On Christ ALONE as the Complete Payment for their sins on the cross.

God DOES NOT DESIRE that the christian lives in DISOBEDIENCE to his will, in which will result in lost of Blessings, Joy and Happiness in this life but also Rewards in heaven.

Galatians 5:22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith.

John 10:10 The thief (satan) cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am (Jesus Christ) come that they might have life (eternal life), and that they might have it more abundantly (Joyous, Happy and Blessful).

1 Corinthians 3:11-15 For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ. (12) Now if any man build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble; (13) Every man’s work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man’s work of what sort it is. (14) If any man’s work abide which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward. (15) If any man’s work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire.

The MOST IMPORTANT thing to know IS Jesus Christ as savior, just simply believe that Jesus Christ went to the cross and DIED and shed his blood, was BURIED and three days later RESURRECTED from the dead to pay for your sins.

-Christ DIED for you – Romans 5:8

-Christ PAID your sins in full – 2 Corinthians 5:21,1 Peter 2:24

-BELIEVE (Trust In Completely) in Christ ALONE as the complete payment of sin for salvation – John 3:16, Acts 16:31, Ephesians 2:8,9

“For the wages(payment) of sin is death (eternal torment in hell); but the GIFT(salvation) of God is eternal life THROUGH Jesus Christ our Lord”. Romans 6:23

IT IS THAT SIMPLE – THE GOSPEL TRUTH