William Shakespeare once wrote in the comedy, As You Like It, that “all the world’s a stage.” Personally, I have never disagreed with this statement; however, I do relate this verse to an entirely context.
Humanity notoriously holds this view that indeed the world is a stage. Different scenes hold focus on comedy while other scenes of life, are in indeed-
Also familiar, humanity carries this trend of confusing just who the director is (Acts 5:29).
God is the author of life’s script, although as the saying goes-
The Devil loves to be in the details (Genesis 1:1; Romans 1:20). Satan loves to draw from the glory of the true genius of brilliance while he himself is a confused actor, costumed as an angel of light (2 Corinthians 11:14).
So the question then becomes, who do we, in the world’s stage, regard as the director? God, author of creation and of our salvation, or Satan, just another jealous improviser who seeks to pull you further and further from the will of the Director.
The world’s a stage. The Lord knows the actors who have submitted to His script and He knows who has not (2 Timothy 2:19).
He loves them regardless and His Word and loving Spirit urges their return to the beauty of His glory. Our wonderful director even stepped onto the stage and showed just how to stay in step.
He made a way with His Son, Jesus Christ (1 Corinthians 15:3-4).
I understand this illustration has its limitations, as all of them do. Nonetheless, it can bring you close enough to my point for me to ask-
On the world stage-
“Who is your director?”