“For you put up with fools gladly, since you yourselves are wise! For you put up with it if one brings you into bondage, if one devours you, if one takes from you, if one exalts himself, if one strikes you on the face”
Wow! Talk about a timely quote. William Shakespeare really knew what he was talking about, didn’t he. I mean, he totally nailed what’s going on in America right now. And it starts with “elected officials.” From presidents, through national senators and representatives, all the way down to the town counsel where you live.
Even heads of tiny households think they’re wise while they put up with fools.
I just saw 77 executive orders that some guy named Joe published in 2021. (side note: if you believe Joe could actually write those executive orders, I’d like to talk to you about some special land for sale)
Joe published 77 (more) ways he’d like to “bring you into bondage.” And because so many of them use words like equity and respect and justice, many (if not most) people assume it’s wise to put up with them.
But it’s foolish to believe in and trust and “put up with fools gladly.” And if you’re unable to see them for the fools they are, you’re not wise. I don’t care how much money you make, the level of your education, or your sphere of influence. One of the easiest examples is that guy named Joe. Surely you can see he’s a fool. If not, c’mon man.
Now wait a sec. Hold on! Did I say that quote, at the top of this article, was by William Shakespeare? Hmm. Yeah, sure ’nuff. I just read it, and that’s what I said. But that’s not true. Because a guy named Paul, who lived about 1500 years before Mr. Shaky, was the actual author.
And HE was inspired by God to write to the people of Corinth and mock their “wisdom.”
Because God wants every one of us to know the difference between lip service and true wisdom.
Trouble is, not too many people care.
But I do.
It’s why I write, virtually every day, about wisdom and truth. But, even more importantly, I write for the core reason God shared His word through the inspired writings of many different authors.
Do you know what that core reason is? I hope so. Because it’s a matter of life and death.
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