Saturday, September 5, 2009

Funny Funnies from a Comedian Extraordinaire

I believe wholeheartedly that God has a sense of humor...through irony in life and experiences we see that, but all you have to do is read the Bible: filled with encouragement and direction, but also words and stories that will turn your tickle box upside down!

A few of my favorites, though there are many, many more:

2 Samuel 14:28-32
Absalom lived two years in Jerusalem wihtout seeing the king's face. Then Absalom sent for Joab in order to send him to the king, but Joab refused to come to him. So he sent a second time, but he refused to come. Then he said to his servant's, "Look, Joab's field is next to mine, and he has barley there. Go set it on fire." So Absalom's servants set the field on fire. (Is the modern day translation of this lesson to not screen calls via caller id?? Oh, and Joab came to Absalom.)

Judges 1:6
Adoni-Bezek fled, but they chased him and caught him, and cut off his thumbs and big toes. (Sounds like older siblings chasing a younger, doesn't it? Thank goodness mine hadn't read this verse when we were young!)

Exodus 10:26
Our livestock too must go with us; not a hoof is to be left behind.

1 Chronicles 19:2-4
So David sent a delegation to express his sympathy to Hanun concerning his father. When David's men came to Hanun in the land of the Ammonites to express sympathy.......So Hanun seized David's men, shaved them, cut off their garments in the middle at the buttocks, and sent them away. (Yikes!)

2 Corinthians 12:11
I have made a fool of myself, but you drove me to it.

There's also my favorite story in Kings where the kids make fun of the old man for being bald and then a she-bear comes out and eats them, but I can't find the address for that story right now.

And here's a quote a good friend sent me this week:
Live your life in such a way that when your feet hit the floor in the morning, Satan shudders and says "Oh no, she's awake!"

Have a most joyful, peaceful, and productive long weekend!


Jennifer said...

And the one about the man who was stabbed in his fat until the knife was hidden. But his servants didn't come into to check on him because they did not want to disturb him if he was relieving himself...

I love the she bear one, too!

Pop Pop Pop said...

The she bear reference just goes to show that you have to be careful about making fun of bald men! They can have protectors!

Liz said...

I love it. I also love in Proverbs where Solomon is writing (and he does it twice) about living on the corner of the roof top rather than with a quarelsome wife. You know with is 900 wife (or something like that) they were probably demanding and asked him to fix something or take out the garbage.

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