"All who rely on observing the law are under a curse, for it is written: 'Cursed is everyone who does not continue to do everything written in the Book of the Law.'" - Galatians 3:10
In August 2021, an off-duty Clearwater (Florida) police officer was arrested and charged with driving under the influence early Tuesday morning. Two uniformed Tarpon Springs police officers were parked in marked patrol vehicles when they saw a car being driven erratically as it entered the parking lot where they were parked around 1:10 a.m. The driver, later identified as 38-year-old Brian R. Tejera, an off-duty Clearwater police officer, parked his car near the officers and began speaking with them. Police said he was acting oddly and making strange comments. One of the officers heard what sounded like a semi-automatic handgun slide being manipulated.
Officers confronted Tejera who voluntarily got out of the car to show he wasn't armed. However, the officers saw a handgun in the car with its magazine removed. When they continued questioning him, officers said Tejera became aggressive.
He was taken into custody and charged with a DUI.
No one is perfect, even those who are tasked to enforce our laws. We all fall short of the letter of the law. Give thanks to Christ, who lived a perfect life, and gives us His grace. Today in prayer, thank God for the law that it points us to His love and grace.
"The utility of the law is, that it convinces man of his weakness, and compels him to apply for the medicine of grace, which is in Christ." - Augustine
God’s Word: “Abram believed the LORD, and he credited it to him as righteousness." - Genesis 15:6