|Reaching America's Law Enforcement for Christ
|"LEOs 4 HIM"
Law Enforcement Officers for Christ
|Simple Message Ministries
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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).
Let no man deceive himself. If any
man among you seemeth to be wise in
this world, let him become a fool,
that he may be wise. For the wisdom
of this world is foolishness with God.
For it is written, He taketh the wise
in their own craftiness.
1 Corinthians 3:18-19
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|With all the heavy things we see on the street, we also see some things that are quite humorous, especially
as we encounter people whose reasoning is lacking. As a deputy I recall being dispatched to a residence after
midnight due to numerous calls coming in about a neighbor who was cutting his grass. I made contact with the
individual and was anxious to hear his reasoning for waking up all his neighbors. The man was extremely
agitated that someone had the nerve to complain and proceeded to explain to me that since he worked nights
and was often disturbed by his neighbors cutting their grass during the day, that he should be able to do his
yard work at night. In his mind this was logical even though it went against all common sense, as well as the
county noise ordinance. Fighting back a good laugh, I tried to reason with him and help him understand why
he couldn't cut grass all night. Finally, he retreated to his house only after he realized that he was in
danger of receiving a citation. We see all kinds of people who are smart in their own eyes, but their wisdom
doesn't match up to good sense.
Today's text shows us that the wisdom, or understanding of this world, is not to be compared with God's
wisdom. In fact, the wisdom of this world of this world is "foolishness with God". We encounter people on
the street all the time that have done things they considered to be smart, but to us their decision was
obviously flawed. However, before we get too proud let's consider that while we sometimes recognize
someone's lack of understanding, how does God view ours? Even the most intelligent people of this world are
considered foolish if they are not receiving their wisdom from God. From the most educated scientist who
tries to explain how this world and the incredible creatures in it came into existence, to the average Joe
who charts his own course through life with no recognition of God, it is all foolishness in the sight of God.
Only as we come to terms with our lack of understanding (become a fool), and begin to recognize how big and
how marvelous God is, can we recognize our need to seek and depend upon His guidance. Man is prone to
follow his own wisdom, but the truly wise person realizes his finite (limited) wisdom in the matters of life
and yields to God's infinite (unlimited) wisdom. Whose wisdom are you trusting in, the world's or God's?