Cheaters don’t win, etc. etc.

January 22, 2014




Well, that certainly makes me feel safe.  There was a report out last week that the United States military has stripped the certification and security clearances of 34 of their air force officers.  The reason?  It appears that the 34 had cheated on their monthly proficiency test, which wouldn’t be an issue if they were in charge of cleaning latrines, painting rocks or something similar.  But these were the exams which tested the officers’ knowledge of the nuclear missile launch systems they were in charge of.  Nice. 
Air Force Secretary, Deborah Lee James, said that she is “profoundly disappointed” in this behavior.  I bet she is.  The military hasn’t told us what part of the exams the officers cheated on, so we don’t know if they aren’t proficient in arming, firing or aiming their missiles.
And it again reminds us of the futility of placing our faith and security in the hands of mortals.  2500 years ago the prophet Isaiah warned people in Isaiah 31:1 What sorrow awaits those who look to Egypt for help, trusting their horses, chariots and charioteers (nuclear weapons) and depending on the strength of human armies instead of looking to the LORD. . .
Still sounds like good advice to me.  Have a great week and remember: To see what is really possible, you will have to attempt the impossible.