Ecclesiastes 3:4

(Eccl 3:1-4) "To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: {2} A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted; {3} A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; {4} A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;"

If you have been around me very much, you will know that I have a good sense of humor. Sometimes, it gets me into trouble. More than once I have been asked the question, "What are you laughing about?" I enjoy a good laugh from time to time. As a matter of fact, I often enjoy it over and over again as I share it with others. Last week Eric told me of the little boy in church who just couldn't sit still. I am still enjoying that one.

The word "laugh," in its various forms, is given thirty-eight times in the Bible. Sometimes laughter is right and sometime it's wrong. This morning let's look at four kinds of laughter that we find in the Scripture.

I. First, there is the laughter of unbelief.

II. The Laughter of the Fool.

III. The Laughter of God.

IV. The Laughter of Salvation.