|Reaching America's Law Enforcement for Christ
|"LEOs 4 HIM"
Law Enforcement Officers for Christ
|Simple Message Ministries
PO BOX 10222 WARNER ROBINS, GA. 31095
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|Daily Armor for Peace Officers
Whether you are an officer who is new to the faith, a seasoned believer, or unsure of where you are spiritually, it is our desire
that these quick and simple truths from God's Word will encourage you in a relationship with Jesus Christ.
(A devotional is posted 2 days a week. Circumstances, such as traveling may occasionally delay new postings).
He delighteth not in the strength of
the horse: he taketh not pleasure in
the legs of a man. The LORD taketh
pleasure in them that fear him, in
those that hope in his mercy.
|SEEKING HIS PLEASURE
|"LEOs 4 HIM" is an outreach of Simple Message Ministries.
Membership is free, and all peace officers are invited to join.
Currently, members receive the daily devotional via email,
and upon your request you will also receive a Law
Enforcement New Testament. In the future we also hope to
establish local chapters, and provide materials for organized
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|Think back to your early days of law enforcement. Like me, you were probably convinced you had things
under control. I thought I knew everything and could handle anyone. Whatever the situation was I was ready
to take control and dictate what should be done; because after all, in my mind I was destined to be the
next Great American Hero. Most of us go through this phase but eventually find out the hard way just how
wrong we are.
Ability is good, in fact it is necessary to be able to perform the job. The better we are at our job the more
of an edge we have over our adversaries. Ability can also help us to rise through the ranks when it comes to
promotions. There are a lot of things that our abilities can help us with, but there is one thing we can be
sure that it will not do, and that is gain favor with the Lord.
Looking at today's text we see that "He delighteth not in the strength of the horse: He taketh not pleasure
in the legs of a man". This is referring to battle, and what He is saying is that He doesn't find His delight
in the war horse, or in the strength of the foot soldier, instead the Lord finds pleasure in the person who
fears Him. To fear God goes deeper than fearing His wrath; it is to have a reverential awe of Him. We
also see that He takes Pleasure in the one who "hopes in His mercy". To hope in His mercy means to have
assurance in the very character of God Who is merciful to us as sinners. Through His mercy and grace, He
has provided a way of forgiveness of sins through Christ's sacrifice on the cross, and He takes pleasure in
those who find their comfort in that mercy.
Abilities can be good and useful, but we need to remember where those abilities came from. Any gift or
ability we have comes straight from God, so it should be no surprise to us that God is not impressed with
what we can do. As LEOs let's be on guard against the pride that can so easily be a part of our lives, and
make sure that we have that reverential fear of God while resting in His mercy.