|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).
But what things were gain to me,
those I counted loss for Christ. Yea
doubtless, and I count all things but
loss for the excellency of the
knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord:
for whom I have suffered the loss of
all things, and do count them but
dung, that I may win Christ.
|WHAT DO YOU VALUE MOST?
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|Your work schedule for the weekend is 6pm to 6am Friday–Sunday and you're off Monday and Tuesday.
By Monday morning you're beat; you have answered who knows how many calls over the weekend, got
into a fight at a domestic, worked a fatal crash, and made two DUI arrests. Now it's time to go home!
The reports are finished and turned in and your bed is screaming your name. Four hours later your alarm
is going off and you roll out of bed with that "hit by a bus feeling" so that you're not late for your turn
to qualify at the range. You come home and clean your gun so that it is ready for duty and then try to
sleep like a normal person that night. Tuesday you're back in uniform because you have a trial to testify
in and after they keep you there all morning you're finally released because the violator pled out. So
now you're free from Tuesday afternoon until your shift starts Wednesday at 6pm, but because you're
a LEO you're not really off. At the store you see a potential shoplifter, coming home from dinner with
your spouse you notice the guy in front of you is DUI, and the fatality you worked over the weekend is
still in the back of your mind.
Being a LEO is not what we do it's who we are. And even with all its difficulties most wouldn't want to
do anything else. Law Enforcement has a way of consuming our lives so that it is what we think about
the majority of the time; but is that a good thing? It's good to be devoted to our job and it's good to
enjoy our work, but we have to be careful to keep it in its proper place. The Apostle Paul was very blunt
in describing what was most important to him and we can learn from him. In today's text he said the
things he had gained he counted loss for Christ. In the preceding verses he gave his resume including his
background, education, and accomplishments. In man's eyes they were quite impressive but Paul said
they were but dung (worthlessness) when compared to knowing Christ. He wasn't dismissing those things
as unimportant, but was instead illustrating how much more important his relationship with Christ was.
Can we say like Paul that all our accomplishments, and the things we like most in this world are
worthless when compared to our relationship with Christ? This doesn't mean that we have to learn to
like these things less, or that we shouldn't be devoted to our job, but it does mean that our relationship
with Jesus is to be so much more important that there is not even a faint comparison. This type of
relationship doesn't happen unintentionally, it is the result of our seeking Him in prayer and through His
Word. As we allow Him to conform us to His image and change us from the inside out, we will find
ourselves in agreement with Paul in that everything else is worthless when compared to our relationship
with Jesus Christ.