The Risk of Faith
For years we have heard Romans 1:17, Galatians 3:33, Hebrews 10:38 preached from the pulpit, that:
“The Just shall live by faith.”
But do we believe it? And if we do, how is it manifested in our lives, daily.
It was only until I saw the connection between risk and faith from a very familiar passage (Matthew 9:20-22) did these three variations of “the just shall live by faith” truly make sense:
Just then a woman who had hemorrhaged for twelve years slipped in from behind and lightly touched his robe. She was thinking to herself, “If I can just put a finger on his robe, I’ll get well.” Jesus turned—caught her at it. Then he reassured her: “Courage, daughter. You took a risk of faith, and now you’re well.“
Notice”risk” is equated to “faith” by virtue of the preposition “of.” But the juicy part of this whole story is the word “Courage.”
Everyday, you and I are faced with decisions that put our faith and fate at risk.
The most effective Risk Management technique to this hazard is to live a life of courage. …. The courage to say no to compromise (even though it may produce short term gain) and yes to character.
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