|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).
Woe to them that go down to Egypt
for help; and stay on horses, and trust
in chariots, because they are many;
and in horsemen, because they are
very strong; but they look not unto
the Holy One of Israel, neither seek
the LORD! Isaiah 31:1
|IN GOD WE TRUST, OR DO WE?
|"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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|As LEOs its necessary to maintain a certain amount of confidence in our abilities as we carry out our
duties, which is why training is so important. When we are driving at high speeds to a call we rely on
our training and experience to give us the ability to handle the car, when we face a person who resists
arrest we rely on our defensive tactics to gain control of the person, if we find ourselves facing an
armed person we must rely on our training and expertise in using our firearm. We find ourselves in a lot
of dangerous situations and we need to be confident in handling those situations; but in life on and off
duty trusting soleley in our abilities can also be a bad thing.
In today's verse we see a stern warning from God. He was warning Israel about seeking help from the
Egyptians to fight their battles. The Egyptians were mighty in number and had many chariots and
horsemen which would have made them a logical choice in man's eyes to help in battle. However, in
turning to the Egyptians they were turning away from God's help and placing their confidence in man.
They had available to them the help of the only one who no army could stand against but they didn't
seek His help.
Those who know Christ as Savior also have that same help available. When you suit up for duty you can
know that you have Almighty God behind you, but are you trusting in Him? We already discussed the
importance of having confidence in our abilities, but in every situation we find ourselves in we need to be
looking past our abilities and have confidence in the only one who can truly help us. Just as the
Israelites were told not to trust in the Egyptians numbers and resources, we also need to be careful not
to trust solely in our strength and abilities. It is God who gives us the abilities we have, and it is He
alone who can give us the victory in our battles. Before starting your shift everyday seek His help in
prayer for what you are going to face; and as you go throughout your day keep that acknowledgement in
your heart and mind that it is He who sustains you.