Sin of mockery

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I believe many of us have become victim of the mockery and it is painful, because it is a type of insult. To mock means laugh at in a scornful or contemptuous manner or you are making fun of them in a nasty, mean/unkind way. It is not an act of innocent fun between friends but it is an insult or act to put someone down intentionally. Bible also talks about the mockers. Psalmist calls him blessed, who does not sit in the seat of mockers as per Psalm 1:1c. Scoffer, scorner is the synonyms of mocker mentioned in the Bible.

Mockery/scoffing is a work of flesh. As per Proverbs 21:24 & 24:9 scoffer is proud and haughty, he acts with arrogant pride & he is an abomination to men

Abraham had two sons. One who was born according to the flesh i.e. Ishmael & other was the son of promise, who was born according to the Spirit i.e. Isaac. Abraham made a great feast on the same day that Isaac was weaned. And Sarah saw Ishmael- the son of Hagar the Egyptian, scoffing. (Genesis 21:8,9) Paul compared Ishmael’s scoffing towards Isaac a persecution in Galatians 4:29- ‘But, as he who was born according to the flesh then persecuted him who was born according to the Spirit, even so it is now.’ Those who are carnal mock those who are spiritual, but eventually, who became the heir? Ishmael or Isaac?  Nevertheless what does the Scripture say? “Cast out the bondwoman (Hagar) and her son (Ishmael), for the son of the bondwoman shall not be heir with the son (Isaac) of the freewoman.” Galatians 4:30

So if you are going through such type of mockery at your work place, in school / college, in society where you stay or even if it is in Church fellowship because of your godly life in Jesus Christ or your close & intimate relationship with Jesus or because of your some inability or language, then do not be discouraged & lose heart. Always remember that, once Our Master also had gone through this kind of persecution i.e. mockery.

Before crucifixion of Jesus, Roman soldiers stripped Jesus and put a purple robe on Him. When they had twisted a crown of thorns, they put it on His head, and a reed in His right hand. And they bowed the knee before Him and mocked Him, saying, “Hail, King of the Jews!” Then they spat on Him, and took the reed and struck Him on the head. Then when they had mocked Him, they took the robe off Him, put His own clothes on Him and led Him away to be crucified. (Mathew 27:28 to 31) If they did not leave our Master, then who are we? If we are His true disciples, then world can do same thing to us. But at the end, we will get the inheritance in God’s Kingdom, if we endure such suffering. We will become heir of Christ forever in His everlasting kingdom, where mockers will not be there. God bless.

Anjali Jose

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