Is being a Christian Risky?
“On Him we have set our hope that He will continue to deliver us.” II Corinthians 1:10
What does it mean to be risky? There are bad risks and good risks. Risky can be understood as taking a chance on something that others won’t. If you have the faith and the willingness to take action even if no one else does, then you could be living a risky life. Although it may seem disheartening that it’s considered “risky” to stand up for Christ in our world, it’s an admirable quality to be able to hold courage and belief higher than the fear of risk.
From an earthly perspective you may lose friends, family, followers in the digital world, scholarships, job and unfortunately, even life can be taken due to standing up for Christ.
“Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.” Hebrews 11:1
When you have full confidence that God will deliver you, the Christian life is no longer risky! The world says to us, “what God will be able to rescue you from our hand?” And like Daniel’s friends, we must say with confidence, “We do not need to defend ourselves before you in this matter. If we are thrown into the blazing furnace, the God we serve is able to deliver us from it, and he will deliver us, but even if he does not, we want you to know that we will not serve your gods or worship the image of gold you have set up.” (Daniel 3)
From a worldly viewpoint being a Christian may be risky, but we know that when we accept Christ, our salvation is already done. On Him, we have set out hope that He will continue to deliver us. There is nothing risky when hope and confidence in God. Let us move fluidly through our church services, through our Nashville and Brentwood community (and beyond), through mission trips and teachings. We can continue with this risk together through the love and word of the Lord.