So Sarah laughed to herself, saying, “After I am worn out, and my lord is old, shall I have pleasure?” The LORD said to Abraham, “Why did Sarah laugh and say, ‘Shall I indeed bear a child, now that I am old?’ Is anything too hard for the LORD? At the appointed time I will return to you, about this time next year, and Sarah shall have a son.” But Sarah denied it, saying, “I did not laugh,” for she was afraid. He said, “No, but you did laugh.”
Another case, see Monday's comments, where the Hebrew is translated as afraid, and that does not carry the sense of the richness of the original. This was not an "I'm afraid of catching a cold" but is a sense of reverence and awe; an awareness that I doubt the ability of the LORD, God the Almighty.
How often does my lack of faith seem to be laughing at God?
Today's readings in the Psalms:
Morning: Psalm 40
Evening: Psalm 115
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