Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Invisible Senses

Does God have a sense of humor?   Is humor Godly or ungodly?

Why do we laugh and find things, situations, statements funny/humorous to the point that it propels us to laugh or giggle?

It's interesting that we are told that we have five senses: Hear, Touch, Smell, Taste and Vision which all function from the various physical organs created to support their specific purpose.

There is no organ per se that is made to specifically make us laugh.  Apart from our physical senses that are triggered by physical organs, we have spiritual senses that are triggered by innate spiritual spirits. 

For example, the spirit of discernment, humility, peace, joy, forgiveness, kindness.... but do they operate automatically like our physical senses?  What do you think?

Somehow I think these spiritual senses are developed purposefully rather than automatically because of our sinful nature. Because of sin (living selfishly, disobedience, pride etc.)  these senses are weakened and if not purposefully nurtured they become non-existent and non-responsive.

The terms heart, mind and soul are often used synonymously to describe our inner spirit/character that moves us one way or another.    Do you think they are related or do you think they have distinct spiritual functions?

6 comments:

  1. These are deep questions.. I would like to actually know what your thoughts on them are..

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    1. Okay .....I'll share in a new post or perhaps a general comment in the comment section below after I've gathered my thoughts together.

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  2. Wow! 1+ The One used the exact words I had in mind: "deep questions". I've never thought about these questions, and to be honest I don't have any answers. I think when people say that God has a sense of humour, they usually say it in the context of a situation that ends up working out very differently from what was expected. Whether that's humour or God's will being done in spite of us is a matter of opinion. :)

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    1. Thanks for sharing your insights/perspective GNG! I can see your point "Whether that's humour or God's will being done......is a matter of opinion"

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  3. I've never thought about these at all. I often think that God has a sense of humor. I often think that he is laughing at me when I want to do things my way.

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    1. That's an interesting perspective Faith......I want to think that he does too......really, is laughter and humor a gift we have and does God delight in such. I'll sare my thoughts on this shortly.

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