Having fun is among the ways humans tend to relax and get relieved after each day’s activities.
Fun can come in different forms such as seeing a movie, playing with a partner, going on a picnic, swimming, and other activities one can engage in to help keep the body and soul in harmony.
Many people go on vacation to experience fun and spend quality time with family and loved ones.
Fun is an essential part of human life that helps to strike a balance between work and relaxation and fun is necessary according to the adage that says all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.
The Bible also admonishes that we should be mindful of the activities we engage in in the name of fun as some don’t glorify God, and also fun should never take the place of work, but both work in hand to strike a balance for human benefit.
Bible Verses on Having Fun
Fun is an essential part of human life that helps to gain balance in life.
The Bible encourages fun as Jesus attended a marriage ceremony while on earth, showing us the importance of fun.
Even the bible recorded that we should be merry and be happy with those enjoying, as this shows that others well being and success are of great importance to us.
So I recommend having fun, because there is nothing better for people in this world than to eat, drink, and enjoy life.-
I quickly discovered that Christians knew how to have fun as the teacher advised us to strive for a joyful life.
To put it another way, make the most of it; don’t let it slip you by without enjoying it and living it fully.
He wasn’t encouraging the attitude of eating, drinking, and being happy since tomorrow we may die. Still, he urged us to enjoy life to the utmost and to be grateful for the life the Good Lord had given us, as he said, appreciate what God has given us.
That way they will experience happiness along with all the hard work God gives them under the sun.
Anyone, then, who knows the right thing to do, yet fails to do it, is guilty of sin.-
The entire passage has been about the distinction between earthly and worldly wisdom, heavenly, and Godly wisdom.
Most recently, James has stated that discussing human plans without acknowledging God’s influence is evil and it’s a form of bragging that only fits with the arrogant attitude he’s been chastising his readers against.
James has made several arguments about what it means to have our faith in God as Christians.
He has made it clear that many normal ways we think about our lives are arrogant, self-serving, and destructive.
It is better not to eat meat or drink wine or to do anything else that will cause your brother or sister to fall.-
Paul stated it is good not to eat meat, drink wine, or do anything else that could lead a Christian brother or sister astray.
Paul has unequivocally stated that anyone who believes a particular food or drink is unclean is correct.
In other words, if they choose to follow another believer’s pattern of eating or drinking freely, they may sin by violating their conscience.
Paul’s message to those with more faith is simple, don’t do what is wrong.
Do what is right instead, even if it means voluntarily giving up your freedom for a specific time or purpose.
Even if it means only eating vegetables today for the sake of those with weaker faith. It’s worth it if it shows love to a weak faith fellow believer.
Nothing is better for a man than to eat and drink and enjoy his work. I have also seen that this is from the hand of God.-
The Bible encourages one should have fun and enjoy the labor and fruits of his hands.
This explains the uncertainty of the future, the only sound a man can get from his labor is that present pleasure which he can make it yield to himself, and he should enjoy such.
This helps us to understand it is suitable for a man to eat, and enjoy the labors of his hands and encourages us to work hard to enjoy the fruit of their hands.
What does God say about Having Fun?
According to the book of Ecclesiastes which say nothing beats it, is there anything better for a man?
This implies that there is nothing better for man’s present comfort and satisfaction than to make his soul enjoy good in his labor.
That, first studying to free his mind from overmuch care and anxiety, he should, instead of heaping up perpetually for his heirs, allow himself a moderate and decent use of all the good things that he hath gotten by his honest labors; praising God for them, and cheerfully communicating them with his friends and neighbors.
This, too that a man should gratefully accept, and freely and cheerfully enjoy and communicate with others, the comforts God gives him.
Bible Verses about having Fun
Rejoice, O young man, in thy youth; and let thy heart cheer thee in the days of thy youth, and walk in the ways of thine heart, and in the sight of thine eyes: but know thou, that for all these things God will bring thee into judgment.-
Solomon exhorts young men to live joyfully and responsibly while they are at the peak of their energy, investing wisely and taking advantage of every opportunity, knowing that God will evaluate every aspect of life.
Solomon instructs the young man to keep his heart pleasant during his youth and on days when responsibilities are light, and energy levels are high, the young man is advised to live life to the fullest.
There are repercussions that go all the way to eternity as God will judge the young man for everything he decides to do, after all, God endows us with incredible freedom to make decisions.
But we must understand that when we pick our behaviors, we make an investment that will pay off at the end of our lives, and God will judge our deeds.
A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones.-
In this verse, Solomon provides solid guidance on how a person’s attitude impacts both his or her outlook on life and health.
The impact of happiness on one’s general health has been recognized by medicine more and more throughout the years.
A relationship with Christ is where joy is found to be its ultimate source as Paul did even while he was a prisoner in Rome, the Christian might delight in the Lord.
He exhorted the Philippian believers to rejoice in the Lord from his prison cell.
2 Corinthians 13:5
Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates?
Examine yourselves to see if you are believers.
These words should be read in conjunction with the book of 2 Corinthians 13:3 Because they sought and demanded proof of Christ’s voice and power in the apostle.
He directs them to self-examination, to look within themselves, to try, prove, and recognize their souls, where, if things were right, they would find proof of Christ’s speaking in him.
To them, he advises them to examine the state of their souls, and see whether they were in the faith as the Father reveals him in his people, as the foundation of their hope of glory; he himself enters and takes possession of their hearts in conversion, communicates his grace, and manifests himself, and is formed there by his Spirit.
And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.-
Paul has listed 11 negative traits to avoid and 11 positive traits to emulate in these recent verses.
In this verse, he sums up his message with the broad phrase whatever you do, His words imply anything not mentioned in his list in this verse.
This includes both what we say and how we behave, consistent with Paul’s rejection of legalism and religious self-denial.
Our relationship with Christ is not defined by a set of rules as human minds could never create enough individual rules to cover every possible scenario.
Rather, we are to surrender everything and every moment to Christ, as we are to submit to Him in whatever we think or do, rather than living by a checklist.
Does God want us to have Fun?
God never commands people to refrain from enjoying themselves or from smiling constantly.
It is not wrong to have fun, but when we do, we should be mindful of God’s guidelines for living a Christian life.
The most important verse is Colossians 3:17 says, and in everything you say and do, glorify the Lord Jesus and give thanks to the Father through Him.
Always ensure these activities are pleasant to God whether we are unwinding and having fun or looking for entertainment.
Though I am free and belong to no one, I make myself a slave to everyone, to win as many as possible, Paul says.
I became weak to win the weak I have become all things to all men to save some by any means.
The Abundant Life
A new birth, a new relationship with God, new motivations, and a new engagement with humanity are the beginnings of abundant life for a person.
That person’s development as a Christian continues as they gain knowledge of abundant living, repentance for their sins, and spiritual warfare.
Christian maturity and salvation do not depend on rituals, devotion, meditation, good works, asceticism, and self-control over desires, but rather on faith in Jesus Christ’s death and resurrection as the means of sin redemption.
God changes a person’s desires via faith in divine action and the work of the Holy Spirit so that they align more with God’s will.
Changing to a different way of life with a different goal is what it means to become a Christian.
According to Matthew 6:33, fulfilling this purpose and enjoying an abundant life go hand in hand.
But put God’s kingdom and righteousness first, and everything else will be added to you.
Bible Verses about Enjoying Life
God’s blessing will be returned to them as God gives for us to give.
Whoever is generous to the poor lends to the LORD, and he will repay him for his deed, it is written (Prov 19:17) So, if you want a more abundant life, try sharing some of your wealth.
God does not want dissatisfied Christians as God wants us to be the happiest people on the planet.
We have every reason because we have received God’s peace through Jesus Christ (Rom 5:1) and are no longer under condemnation (Rom 8:1).
That should motivate us to be overflowing with God’s joy.
These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and your joy may be full (John 15:11), and I am coming to you now, but I say these things while I am still in the world, so that they may believe.
Behold, what I have seen to be good and fitting is to eat and drink and find enjoyment in all the toil with which one toils under the sun the few days of his life that God has given him, for this is his lot.-
Life is not without meaning or joy.
We can choose joy as God has given us a portion to manage.
Solomon concludes that it is good and fitting (appropriate) to eat, drink, and enjoy oneself in all one’s labor during the few years of his life that God has given him.
His reward is simply enjoying the process of creating work It is pointless to accumulate wealth as It serves no purpose, so you discard it, but It is preferable to enjoy the fruits of your labor.
Solomon made it clear in earlier chapters that seeking pleasure would not lead to fulfillment. However, we can benefit significantly from living in the paradox of faith.
So I commended the enjoyment of life, because there is nothing better for a man under the sun than to eat and drink and be merry. For this joy will accompany him in his labor during the days of his life that God gives him under the sun.-
The writer counsels us to seek to live a life filled with joy.
In other words, enjoy it, do not let life pass you by without appreciating it and living it well.
He was not endorsing that eat, drink, and be merry, for tomorrow we may die, mentality.
He encouraged us to be grateful for the good Lord’s life and to live it to the fullest, appreciating what God has given us.
Life is a gift from God, a never-ending stream of chances to see the good in ourselves and others, and realizing that life is a gift, not a right, is the key to contentment.
The ultimate art is to be content with the calling that God has given you, second only to faith (Luther Martin)
He counsels us to be content with what we have, to be thankful for it, and to stop wanting more as gratitude and appreciation go hand in hand, and they both have to do with how we choose to view life and the attitude we choose to adopt.
Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.–
We have complete faith in God’s protection and provision, but this does not guarantee that we will live materially prosperous lives.
Jesus never promised us an easy life, and our hard work may not be rewarded with wealth or luxury in this life.
The point of Hebrews 13:5-6 is that the Lord will provide everything we need for a faith-based life.
Many devout believers have faced severe financial hardship, and many have died as a result of exposure, thirst, hunger, disease, and other causes.
They died due to their faith, not a lack of it, for instance, how do you spend your money, time, and effort? How much of your wealth do you attribute to Jesus versus yourself? How much time and effort do you devote to God’s work?
1 John 2:15
Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.-
John addresses three different categories of Christians, warning each one not to become unduly enamored with materialistic (non-spiritual) things.
In place of the world or material possessions, believers should love God and one another.
The word “world” does not relate to the entire planet or all things made of material substance.
The word world in this context refers to the fallen, man-centered system or way of life, In verse 16, John provides a detailed explanation of this phrase.
A person who likes how this world functions, mainly how sin controls it, cannot concentrate on the Father’s will.
By stating that people who love the world in that sense cannot truly love God, John reinforces this issue by stating the difference between the love of the Father and the love of the world.
Bible Verses about Playing Games
1 Peter 4:10
As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace.-
Peter discusses how Christians should live in light of the impending end of everything.
Christ’s potential return should influence our way of thinking, as Christians, we should not put too much of our faith on a dying planet.
Believers shouldn’t divert their attention to any pleasures they can obtain. Still, instead, we should control our thoughts to enable effective prayer and sincere love for one another, especially by providing our homes and food to Christians in need.
Peter states in this passage that we should approach anything we would refer to as ours very differently from those in the world.
He first suggests that we must consider whatever we own to be a gift from God, as God has given us everything we have.
2 Timothy 2:22
Run from anything that stimulates youthful lusts. Instead, pursue righteous living, faithfulness, love, and peace. Enjoy the companionship of those who call on the Lord with pure hearts.-
Men aren’t simply youthful, as one older seminary professor reminded us when he used the phrase lusts to refer to sexual temptations.
You never get over being tempted sexually.
Do you know the origin of the phrase dirty old man? Though it typically refers to wicked desires, lust can refer to any desire.
Therefore, although sexual enticement may be a part of youthful lust, it’s usually not the main subject.
Paul was likely referring to the improper desires that younger men are more likely to experience than older guys.
1 Corinthians 9:25
Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last, but we do it to get a crown that will last forever.-
Paul compares these races to a life of service to Christ and others.
The goal of competing in a race is to win, and winning requires effort.
Conversely, Christians practice self-control and self-denial to win a crown that will never perish.
Believers should pursue this with the zeal of an athlete who knows only one person can win the championship, although Christians, do not compete against one another. Hence, the emphasis here is on commitment and effort rather than rivalry.
Having Fun with God
We are, after all, human beings! Scripture encourages us to have a happy heart rather than a broken one as there’s nothing wrong with having fun with your friends.
Christians should have nothing to do with sinning, appearing evil, or being a part of the world if that is your definition of fun as we should not participate in anything that the Bible does not sanction.
We must be careful not to make our hobbies idols and never place a stumbling block in front of others.
2 Ecclesiastes 8:15
So I recommend the enjoyment of life, for there is nothing better on earth for a person to do except to eat, drink, and enjoy life. So joy will accompany him in his toil during the days of his life which God gives him on earth.
Bible Verses on Being used by God
And we know that God works together all things for good to those loving God, to those being called according to His purpose.-
Romans 8:28 does not mean that all things are good, but rather that God is redeeming all things and making all things new.
God is renewing and redeeming all of creation, including the broken parts.
As a result, we should not try to convince ourselves and others that any trials or tragedies will succeed, that God will turn things around, or that failures and losses are somehow good.
Rather, we should concentrate on the more important truth that God is greater than all of our tragedies, losses, and failures. Evil does not triumph. In fact, through Christ’s death and resurrection, God entered into our brokenness and redeemed it entirely.
I consider that our present sufferings are not comparable to the glory that will be revealed in us.-
Paul has previously written that all who are in Christ are co-heirs with Christ of God’s kingdom because all who are in Christ will share in His suffering before sharing in His glory.
This is the beginning of a powerful passage in which Paul discusses how to live as a Christian amid the suffering that comes with this life on earth.
Some Bible teachers believe Paul only refers to persecution for his Christian faith.
However, based on the passage’s context, there is every reason to interpret Paul to include the daily suffering that comes with living on this sin-stained planet.
According to Paul, our current sufferings are insignificant in comparison to the glories that will be revealed in us.
1 John 3:1
Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not.-
Verses 1–3 are about God’s love and how it leads to believers becoming God’s children.
Becoming a child of God is regarded as a tremendous act of love from God the Father.
Believers are not only “called children of God,” but they are also God’s children, according to John.
This theme is closely related to the words of John 1:12: But he gave the right to become a child of God to all who received him, who believed in his name.
God’s children acknowledge Jesus as Lord and believe in His resurrection as the Messiah.
John explains the concept of knowing, as it entails more than just information, it refers to a feeling of closeness, fellowship, and connection.
The unbelieving world has no relationship with Jesus. As a result, they have no connection to His children regardless of whether others recognize us, God’s children are to become more like the Father.
I can do all things through him who strengthens me.-
Despite his frequent need and harsh treatment, Paul joyfully declares his faith in God’s ability to bear anything.
Paul’s words echoed the Gospel message that nothing is impossible with God (Matthew 19:26; Mark 10:27; Luke 1:37). Paul had previously stated, If God is for us, who can be against us? (Romans 8:31).
This viewpoint is also found in the Old Testament. Nothing is too difficult for the Lord, according to Jeremiah 32:17. God can do anything, according to Job 42:2.
Bible Verses on using our Talents
For we are His workmanship, having been created in Christ Jesus for good works which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them
Ephesians 2:8-9 is a well-known passage of Scripture.
Because those two verses are so frequently quoted, many people overlook verse 10 when trying to understand God’s salvation by grace through faith.
However, this crucial statement provides invaluable insight into God’s desires after salvation. From the Greek word poima, God refers to us as His workmanship or artwork.
We are something crafted by God, with skill and purpose, for His purposes. We are specifically “created in Christ Jesus for good works.
Good works do not bring us salvation, but they are unquestionably intended to result in salvation.
Interestingly, God had planned what He wanted us to do for Him for a long time.
He has already determined what He intends us to do with our lives.
He has a unique plan for us in this world to serve Him.
This includes specific spiritual gifts and the work of the Holy Spirit in our lives to guide us.
Let every skillful craftsman among you come and make all that the LORD has commanded.
And every wise man among you shall come, Every ingenious man, that is skilled in any mechanic art and business, who has a peculiar turn of mind, and employs his thoughts to improve, in an unusual manner, in whatever manufactory he is concerned.
Every such one is invited by Moses to come to him: and make all that the Lord hath commanded, the particulars of which follow Because the tabernacle was to be dedicated to God and used in his service, what was brought for it was an offering to the Lord.
Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning.
James had previously warned his readers not to be deceived as emotions, and sinful thinking can lead us astray from God.
It is critical to hold fast to the truth that everything good in our lives is a gift from God.
Amid our trials, we are tempted to question our God’s trustworthiness.
He is the light’s source, the sun never casts a shadow and Shadows may fall on us from time to time, but He is always and forever light.
What does it mean to be faithful in difficult times? It entails continuing to recognize that God is the source of all that is good in our lives and will be good in the future.
Do you see any truly competent workers? They will serve kings rather than working for ordinary people.
Good work for the Christian is an end in itself, and if done correctly, it will bless the one who does it.
With patient practice, one can develop a great deal of skill.
This proverb praises skilled craftsmanship as a means of gaining the favor of high-ranking officials.
Seek to do good work for the glory of God, but don’t be surprised if your skill and work ethic result in earthly rewards, which aren’t guaranteed, but are likely.
Learn to love work for the sake of work, and God will provide the fruits of your labor those who have disciplined themselves to become highly skilled in their profession will not only find benefactors in high places but will also be the type of people sought out for their assistance by those same officials.
Seek to do good work for the glory of God, but don’t be surprised if your skill and work ethic result in earthly rewards, which aren’t guaranteed, but are likely.
Bible Verses about Laughing and having Fun
He will yet fill your mouth with laughter and your lips with shouts of joy.
Until he fills thy mouth with laughter and our lips with joy helping us understand God’s marvelous towards us even amid difficulties.
The verse is linked to the one after it, and the particle used here clearly means that, if you return to God, he will even yet fill you with joy, while those who hate you shall be clothed with shame.
God will show you favor, but the wicked’s dwelling will be for naught.
The purpose of the passage is to persuade Job to return to God, with the assurance that if he does, he will be rewarded.
You have turned for me my mourning into dancing; You have put off my sackcloth and clothed me with gladness.
David praises the Lord for bringing his sadness to an end and restoring his joy.
This implies that God granted David’s previous requests for forgiveness as recorded in Psalm 30 for his arrogant presumption.
Sackcloth is a clothing worn as an expression of grief, and this was worn by Jacob when he believed his son Joseph had been devoured by a ferocious animal and wept as recorded in the book Genesis 37:33–34.
Accepting forgiveness causes a profound shift in our attitude.
The Parable of the Prodigal Son depicts what happens when a rebellious child of God repents and receives forgiveness.
The hedonistic son repented of his sinful ways and returned to his father and his father quickly forgave him, and much joy ensued as recorded in the book of Luke 15:11–24
A joyful heart makes a cheerful face, But when the heart is sad, the spirit is broken.
A happy heart brightens the face, but heartache crushes the spirit.
What others see about us on the outside is ultimately influenced by how we feel on the inside, and according to this verse, a cheerful face comes from a happy heart.
Most of us also understand that living outside of that plan can keep us from having a happy heart and even cause real heartache.
A gentle response deflects wrath, but a harsh word incites rage
The Bible made us understand that a soft answer deflects wrath: When people come to us in wrath, we are often tempted to respond harshly, but wisdom teaches us the value of a soft response, one that lacks sharp edges or points, and this kind of response can deflect wrath.
Then the maidens will rejoice with dancing, young men and old as well.
I will turn their mourning into joy, and give them comfort and joy for their sorrow
God has promised us that joy and laughter will never depart from us if we can make him our hope and Anchor.
This verse not only refers to those mentioned in this particular passage but all those who will make the lord their strong tower and refuge.
The congregation of Israel shall rejoice as in dances; it may very well be understood of the church of Christ, espoused to him as a chaste virgin, and of her spiritual joy in him, in allusion to the joy expressed by such persons in dancing.
So don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today.
We are encouraged here according to the scriptures, not to be worried about what tomorrow brings, but let us be worried about the present for we don’t know what tomorrow holds.
Just as God has admonished us in other Bible passages to cast all our worries and burdens on him for he will surely take care of them and supply us all things according to his riches in glory.
Do not call to mind the former things,
Do not reminisce or ruminate on the past as the lord has said that he will do something new and it will appear now; will you be unaware of it? He will even construct a road through the wilderness and rivers through the desert.
Believers must stop living in the past because God wants us to focus on what is ahead of us rather than what happened yesterday or many years ago; after all, Jesus paid the price for us on the cross and blotted out all our sins.
Do not remember the former things or dwell on the past, good instructs Isaiah, this means that we should accept God’s forgiveness and look forward to the future and learn to let go of the past.
Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.
Paul is urging Christians to respond to God’s mercy, the forgiveness of sin, and adoption into His family as the appropriate response would be to offer Him our entire lives as a living sacrifice.
Following that, Paul writes that we must no longer conform to the world as this is the way every human life by default, and John described this worldly way of life as the desires of the flesh, the desires of the eyes, and the pride of life.
Paul instructs us to abandon the pursuit of pleasure, possessions, and status, and to stop living like everyone else, but instead, he exhorts us to be transformed from within.
Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes.
The majority of this chapter has been spent by James warning about the world’s wisdom.
This includes a win-at-all-costs mentality as well as selfish ambition and the first issue, according to James, is that we cannot predict or control the future.
We have no idea what will occur tomorrow, and In addition to that, our lives are temporary and fragile as We are a mist that is here for a moment and then gone.
Recognizing how dependent and fragile we are is a critical step toward escaping the desperate pursuit of money, power, and pleasure.
James wants us to be aware that our every moment, is dependent on God’s grace, mercy, and will.