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.
There is one vice of which no man in the world is free; which every one in the world loathes when he sees it in someone else; and of which hardly any people, except Christians, ever imagine that they are guilty themselves. […] There is no fault which makes a man more unpopular, and no fault which we are more unconscious of in ourselves.[…]The vice I am talking of is Pride or Self-Conceit: and the virtue opposite to it, in Christian morals, is called Humility.