Why is sorrow better than laughter?


"Sorrow is better than laughter: for by the sadness of the countenance the heart is made better." Eccl. 7: 3.
NOTE - 'Many of the loveliest songs of peace and trust and hope which God's children sing in this
world they have been taught in the hushed and darkened chambers of sorrow. . . . Afflictions, sanctified,
soften the asperities of life. They tame the wildness of nature. They temper human ambitions. They burn
out the dross of selfishness and worldliness. They humble pride. They quell fierce passions. They reveal to
men their own hearts, their own weakness, faults, blemishes, and perils. They teach patience and
submission. They discipline unruly spirits. They deepen and enrich our experience."-"Week-Day
Religion," by J. R. Miller, D.D., Pages 92, 93.

What cheering message has Christ sent to His people touching His resurrection?
Against what three things does the third angel of Revelation 14 warn men?
Did Christ's followers keep the Sabbath after His death?
What did John say was to be the end of this beast?
What class of men did he say would arise in the church?
What is the next event mentioned in the prophecy?
Under what condition does the Lord not hear prayer?

Questions & Answers are from the book Bible Readings for the Home Circle