Christianity is sometimes seen as a religion of rules and restrictions. However, it is important to remember that Christianity is also a religion of joy and love. God wants us to enjoy our lives and have fun.
This doesn’t mean that we should abandon our morals or behave in a sinful way. Instead, it means that we should let go of the guilt and worry that so often weigh us down.
We should allow ourselves to laugh and play. We should enjoy the simple pleasures of life. When we do this, we open our hearts to God’s love and receive His blessing.
Keep in mind, though, that it’s important not to let our fun and hobbies become an idol. An idol is anything that we put before God. It can be something we worship or something that controls us. With that in mind, here are 20 verses on what the Bible says about having fun.
1 Corinthians 10:31
So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.
He will yet fill your mouth with laughter, and your lips with shouting.
A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.
Blessed are you who are hungry now, for you shall be satisfied. Blessed are you who weep now, for you shall laugh.
And bring the fattened calf and kill it, and let us eat and celebrate. For this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found.’ And they began to celebrate.
A time to weep, and a time to laugh; A time to mourn, and a time to dance;
And there you shall eat before the Lord your God, and you shall rejoice, you and your households, in all that you undertake, in which the Lord your God has blessed you.
And the streets of the city shall be full of boys and girls playing in its streets.
And they rose up early the next day and offered burnt offerings and brought peace offerings. And the people sat down to eat and drink and rose up to play.
And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.
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.
Everyone also to whom God has given wealth and possessions and power to enjoy them, and to accept his lot and rejoice in his toil—this is the gift of God. For he will not much remember the days of his life because God keeps him occupied with joy in his heart.
Rejoice, O young man, in your youth, and let your heart cheer you in the days of your youth. Walk in the ways of your heart and the sight of your eyes. But know that for all these things God will bring you into judgment.
Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice.
And I commend joy, for man has nothing better under the sun but to eat and drink and be joyful, for this will go with him in his toil through the days of his life that God has given him under the sun.
Let them praise his name with dancing, making melody to him with tambourine and lyre!
There is nothing better for a person than that he should eat and drink and find enjoyment in his toil. This also, I saw, is from the hand of God, for apart from him who can eat or who can have enjoyment?
For to the one who pleases him God has given wisdom and knowledge and joy, but to the sinner he has given the business of gathering and collecting, only to give to one who pleases God. This also is vanity and a striving after wind.
2 Samuel 6:16
As the ark of the Lord came into the city of David, Michal the daughter of Saul looked out of the window and saw King David leaping and dancing before the Lord, and she despised him in her heart.
A glad heart makes a cheerful face, but by sorrow of heart the spirit is crushed.
To make an apt answer is a joy to a man, and a word in season, how good it is!
For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven: a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted; a time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
Final Words on What the Bible Says About Having Fun
The Bible has a lot to say about how we should live our lives. We are to love God and others, and yes, we are to have fun. The Bible talks about rejoicing, laughing, and dancing. So get out there and rejoice, knowing that you are doing what the Bible says. And when you have fun, be sure to glorify God in all that you do.