Medical science says laughter is healthy. The Bible told of this long before man’s findings.
There are so many pithy (concise and forcefully expressive) sayings that are used in everyday conversation. Most of us use them, but most of us have no idea of the source from where they originate. It’s interesting that many of these sayings are found in the words of the Bible, long pre-dating the time when the sayings came into use. This proves that the Bible has always had great influence on man’s life and relationships…and still does, even in our day. The fact that so many of these saying are still in use underscores the timeless relevance of God’s Word.
We thought we’d share some of them with you so that the next time you hear one of these sayings you can point them to the source! That’s why we’re calling them a, “conversation kicker”! Use them to turn a conversation to something important. God bless and Stay Bold!
“Laughter is the best medicine” is a proverb from the wisdom of Solomon.
Medical science says that laughter produces chemicals in our bodies that relieve stress and enhance one’s physical and mental health. The Bible told of this long before man’s findings.
Proverbs 17:22 A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones.
Note that the Bible proclaims laughter a good medicine, but not the best medicine. A good cry is actually better than a hearty laugh.
Ecclesiastes 7:3 Sorrow is better than laughter: for by the sadness of the countenance the heart is made better.
Carl Kerby is an inspiring, motivating and highly respected Christian speaker. With more than 20 years of ministry experience, Carl shares his extensive knowledge and understanding of God’s creation in his presentations, outreach events, books and other resources as the President and founding board member of Reasons for Hope, Inc.