The Old Testament records the laughter of God no fewer than seven times on at least six occasions. Consistently, though, it is derisive laughter directed at those who are wicked – at Sennacherib of Assyria (2 Kings 19:21; Isaiah 37:22), at unrepentant sinners (Proverbs 1: 26), at those plotting against the just (Psalms 37:13), or at the vain kings of the earth (Psalm 2:4). Admittedly, the thought of the Almighty Creator laughing at lesser creations hardly strikes us mere mortals as particularly comic. Like Job, we cynically see ourselves as righteous victims of some sort of a supernatural practical joke, believing that God “mocks at the calamity of the innocent” (Job 9:23). However, from His divine perspective, it is precisely our own posturing of innocence and righteousness that is so laughably ludicrous.
Half of the time, the Holy Ghost tries to warn us about certain people that come into our life. The other half of the time he tries to tell us that the sick feeling we get in a situation is not the other person’s fault, rather it is our own hang-ups. A life filled with bias, hatred, judgment, insecurity, fear, delusion and self-righteousness can cloud the soul of anyone you meet. Our job is never to assume,instead it is to listen, communicate, ask questions then ask more, until we know the true depth of someone’s spirit.