“Woe to you who laugh now.
For you will mourn and weep.”(Luke 6:25b)
Did Jesus mean to avoid laughter? Of course not, this is when a believer must use thoughtful consideration. He may have been trying to show a contrast with those who suffer for Him. Verse 21 of the same chapter gives the reversal of weep now and laughing later. Context is important when understanding what the Holy Spirit is communicating.
Laughter may be expressed as part of joy and happiness as in rejoicing about having salvation. A Proverb states “that laughter does good like medicine.” Again, the meaning can be thought in terms of being persecuted and mistreated for the Gospels sake. There are those paying the ultimate price for serving Jesus. There are those enjoying a religious or secular lifestyle with much laughter forsaking Jesus. They will mourn and weep when they see Him appear in the clouds. Unbelievers will experience eternal death. They will have pain expressed in weeping and gnashing of teeth.
Challenge: Believer, study and consider the Scriptures! The Bible gives instruction for living a Godly life.