Isaiah 5:20-21 “Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! Woe unto them that are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight!”

Romans 1:22 “Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools.”

I Corinthians 1:25-27 “Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than man. For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called: But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty”

The SR-71 Blackbird was a miracle of aviation prowess, crafted by the famed Lockheed Skunk Works. Built and originally flown in the 1960s, it could blatantly fly over heavily defended enemy territory using its exceedingly high operating altitude and blazing speed to outrun any supersonic surface-to-air missile that would try to bring it down. Those weapons would be safely left in the dust by the Blackbird as it snapped pictures and gathered highly-sought-after intelligence from directly over the homeland of an adversary. One was never brought down by an enemy, and it was eventually retired as a NASA research aircraft in 1999.

Interestingly, the aircraft was originally named the RS-71 Blackbird using the naming convention of the day to emphasize the long-range Reconnaissance mission of this amazing aircraft. Yet, in the announcement of the aircraft to the public, President Lyndon Baines Johnson accidently reversed the letters and called it the SR-71. Instead of acknowledging the simple error in the speech, the Air Force renamed the aircraft and forced the contractor to update over 29,000 manuals, blueprints, and drawings. It was a costly decision that abided by blind obedience to a few stray words instead of common sense.

Today’s society is filled with confusion. In blind obedience, our fellow citizens follow a few stray words instead of common sense or God’s clear direction. As a result, we have become fools.

Evil is called good, and good is called evil. Light has been swapped out for darkness, and sweet has been swapped out for bitterness. We are utterly confounded, and while we are wise in our own eyes, we are actually oozing with foolishness. We have forgotten that the foolishness of God is wiser than men. In the meanwhile, we stumble over ourselves as we try to justify our thoughts, our actions, our plans, our policies, our passions, and our lusts.

PLEASE PRAY FOR AMERICAN CHRISTIANS TO NEVER FOLLOW THE WISDOM OF THE WORLD WHEN IT DIVERGES FROM THE DICTATES OF THE LORD. Whenever we do, we start confusing the things that are simple. Our blind obedience to a few stray earthly words drives us to foolishness.

ADMIN: The story of the SR-71 name mix-up with the RS-71 is from the book “Skunk Works” by Ben Rich.