Shakespeare: The Wisest Fool

September 3

“A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool.”  William Shakespeare

 Where is your battlefield, today and have you identified today’s enemy? I spend too much time in the command tent looking over my strategy while second guessing the commander’s battlefield instructions. Are we prepared for battle? Then suit up and grab your sword and get going… initiate the battle and go take the fight to the enemy. Too often, believers spend too much time on the defensive when God has laid before us an Offensive Battle Strategy.

If you find yourself unprepared for battle today, then turn over your command to somebody who is… then figure out how to get yourself ready. Whatever it is you need to do, get it done. The quicker you get prepared the sooner you’ll be able to get back in the fight – a fight that God designed for you to be in. There is a time to heal and rest. There is also a time to stand and watch guard, dig in and protect the high ground or fortress that God has put you in. There is also a time to gather the cavalry and attack. Be ready when The Lord yells “Charge!” and charge with all that you have, whether you feel fully prepared or not. I can error in so many ways, but if I can recognize my own foolish nature and lean into the Lord, well – my God will surely get me through! Lord, let me at least be wise in this, today!

Peace, today. Sean Gutteridge


Today’s Scripture:

Psalm 144:1-2

1 Blessed be the LORD, my rock, who trains my hands for war, and my fingers for battle;

2 he is my steadfast love and my fortress, my stronghold and my deliverer, my shield and he in whom I take refuge, who subdues peoples under me.

Proverbs 21:31

31 The horse is made ready for the day of battle, but the victory belongs to the LORD.


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