Is April Fool’s Day Biblical? Well, I know that the Bible is still applicable on April Fool’s Day, but God wants us to enjoy life and have fun at the same time. So, this year, I would like to explore humor guidelines and April Fool’s Day from the perspective of the Bible. So, if you have any input, please sound off in the comments.
Master, which is the great commandment in the law? Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
— Matthew 22:36-39
The golden rule still applies on April Fool’s Day. We should ask ourselves this question before any joke: would I want this joke played on me? That doesn’t mean we can’t play any jokes, but we want the other person to laugh, not get angry.
Please let me know if you have any other ideas for where to take this study. I started by looking up “funny” and “humor” in my Thompson Chain study Bible, but I didn’t find either.