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.

First thought:

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.


2 Comments

Becca · February 17, 2009 at 2:55 pm

To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:
A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;
A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;
A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away;
A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.

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