Has God ever made you laugh out loud? He just made me laugh now as I read Isaiah 44:13-19:
“13 The carpenter measures with a line and makes an outline with a marker; he roughs it out with chisels
and marks it with compasses.
He shapes it in human form,
human form in all its glory,
that it may dwell in a shrine.
14 He cut down cedars,
or perhaps took a cypress or oak. He let it grow among the trees of the forest, or planted a pine, and the rain made it grow.
15 It is used as fuel for burning; some of it he takes and warms himself, he kindles a fire and bakes bread.
But he also fashions a god and worships it; he makes an idol and bows down to it.
16 Half of the wood he burns in the fire; over it he prepares his meal, he roasts his meat and eats his fill.
He also warms himself and says, “Ah! I am warm; I see the fire.”
17 From the rest he makes a god, his idol; he bows down to it and worships.
He prays to it and says,
“Save me! You are my god!”
18 They know nothing, they understand nothing;
their eyes are plastered over so they cannot see, and their minds closed so they cannot understand.
19 No one stops to think,
no one has the knowledge or understanding to say,
“Half of it I used for fuel;
I even baked bread over its coals, I roasted meat and I ate. Shall I make a detestable thing from what is left?
Shall I bow down to a block of wood?”
It is verse 19 that made me laugh out loud. God just exposes man’s foolishness, and in my mind I can just imagine him saying in a Nigerian accent; ‘foolish man’! LOL! I just love my God!!
On a serious note though, He is the First and the Last, apart from him there is no God (verse 6)