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Mockery, like anger, is a powerful emotional force. Also like anger, it is a negative force. In the Bible it was almost always used by a proud person who was trying to stop or hinder the work of God or the truth of God. Mockery of truth was an attempt to get people to lay aside their minds and follow their emotions. Jesus faced much mockery while here on earth. Before His crucifixion, “Herod with his men of war...mocked Him.” The crown of thorns and gorgeous robe were mockery of Jesus being a king. Before Jesus raised a girl from the dead, “they laughed Him to scorn.” But Jesus “put them all out”! God’s punishment for their wrongful use of scorn was to let them miss the greatest opportunity of their lives! God also “scorneth the scorners.” It is questionable whether Christians should ever use mockery. Psalm 1:1 says, “Blessed is the man that...sitteth not in the seat of the scornful.”

Special note: This message comes from Dr. Davis' Anger Series, available at SolveFamilyProblems.com