President George Washington earned the title, “The Father of Our Country” for being the first American president, but there was another title he earned in his time of leading our nation. During the Revolutionary War, Washington’s wartime practices earned him the title of “First DCI” (Director of Central Intelligence). This title was given to him centuries after his death, but the current Central Intelligence Agency gives credit to the former President for his use of the “black arts” or espionage. His knack for communicating vital tactical information through hidden spy rings was one of the main things that helped this new country succeed.
President Washington understood the importance of having good intelligence disseminated. Proverbs 29:12 reminds us of the importance of rulers having good intelligence. “If a ruler hearken to lies, all his servants are wicked.” In this world, truth seems to be a moving target; we can rely on the perfect Word of God to remain constant and true. Psalm 18:30 states, “As for God, his way is perfect: the word of the Lord is tried: he is a buckler to all those that trust in him.” It is vitally important for believers to not only know God’s Word, but to place their faith in the Author of the Word knowing its intelligence is infallible.
President Washington also used the skill of placing bad intelligence for the enemy to find and follow after. While the enemy eagerly chased after what they thought important, Washington and his men were able to achieve goals necessary for the victory. From Proverbs 29:12, we see that there is obviously bad intelligence out there. Satan loves for us to become distracted- following after “bad intel.” Don’t get bogged down with the world’s intelligence. Follow only after God’s holy Word. With regular information flowing in from the news, social media, or family and friends, one could become disheartened, angry, or apathe