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Proverbs 21:30 NIV

I am always intrigued when I’m watching a college sporting event on TV and they identify the scholar athlete of the week. I don’t usually recognize their name as somebody who’s playing and contributing but I am impressed that they are more than just D1 level athletes but also D1 level scholars. In this chapter Solomon tells us in a variety of ways that intelligence will ultimately always overpower physicality. We love our athletes and our sports and that is a good thing but in the longevity of life wisdom will always win the day. Hey, don’t blame me. That’s what Solomon says. He is ultimately a fan of both. He encourages us to prepare the horse for battle, to have the chariots and warriors, and to go to battle wisely. With all that being important he makes it clear that in the end the victory rests squarely in the hands of God.  You see God really doesn’t want us to have to choose. He has gifted some with the physical characteristics to serve as warriors on behalf of his kingdom. He has gifted others with strategic wisdom and insight to battle and lead his kingdom as well. But he’s made it clear both are fully dependent on him for any victory. Today prepare for battle, utilize the gifts and strength you’ve been given in today’s battles, and watch God fight and win the war. #BeTheEdge


“Do not be afraid of them; the Lord your God himself will fight for you.” Deuteronomy‬ ‭3:22‬ ‭NIV‬‬