Worth The Risk
Philosophy View of Worth The Risk
When something may be dangerous, but you still want to do it
Biblical View of Worth The Risk
Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
Proverbs 3:5 KJV
If we say, we will enter into the city, then the famine is in the city, and we shall die there: and if we sit still here, we die also. Now therefore come and let us fall unto the host of the Syrians: if they save us alive, we shall live; and if they kill us, we shall but die.
2nd Kings 7:4 KJV
For unto everyone that hath shall be given, and he shall have abundance: but from him that hath not shall be taken away even that which he hath.
Matthew 25:29 KJV
And he said, Come. And when Peter was come down out of the ship, he walked on the water, to go to Jesus.
Matthew 14:29 KJV
For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?
Mark 8:36 KJV
Sometimes life does not go the way we planned it or people might not treat us the way we hoped. You may have a friend or someone close to you who has disappointed you, I have been there. For the most part we won’t feel like giving him or her another chance. As a child growing up I would hear my grandparents use this saying “Once bitten, twice shy”, meaning if you have been hurt once by someone you will try not to allow it happen a second time. However sometimes it is worth taking the risk. I think It helps to find others who knows the individual quite well and ask them how they see him or her.
Everything we do or say in life is a risk. We are only given two options:
Take the risk and expect good or positive results.
Don’t take the risk and expect negative results or nothing.
Dawdle! meaning the act or habit of procrastinating, or putting off or delaying, especially something requiring immediate attention. God usually uses people who are willing to get out of their comfort zone and who are willing to take risks.
What risk are you facing?
Whatever you are facing, know that the Lord is with you, He will never leave you or forsake you and He makes it abundantly clear that He will help you.
And the LORD said unto Moses, Behold, thou shalt sleep with thy fathers; and this people will rise up, and go a whoring after the gods of the strangers of the land, whither they go to be among them, and will forsake me, and break my covenant which I have made with them.
Deuteronomy 31:16 KJV
When you are called to step out in faith, realize that your God is greater than any problem. Psalm 46:10 echoes that we should be still, so let us be still for a second and remember who is in control.
Be still and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.
Psalm 46:10 KJV
Abraham's faith, led him to agree to take big risks for God, earned him the name 'friend of God'. Therefore, let us not fear taking risks when God asks us to. We do not need to fear if the risks that we take are based on our faith in the God who can do all things.
Paul wrote to the Colossian church about one of his sons in the faith. Onesimus disappointed his master Philemon also one of Pauls converts. Onesimus had apparently robbed his master and then run away.
If he hath wronged thee, or oweth thee ought, put that on mine account
Philemon 1:18 KJV
In the Roman Empire slaves had no rights, and masters had complete authority over them. The law gave masters the right to kill a runaway slave If he were caught but when Onesimus ran away, he ended up running into the Apostle Paul, who led him to Christ. Onesimus grew spiritually under Paul’s mentoring and became a joy to him, a useful helper, and a beloved brother in the Lord.
This is a beautiful story which shows that we all have callings on our lives but sometimes we don’t want to take the risk because of fear. Let us be like Onesimus that took the risk and what the enemy meant for evil was turned around for good. When we take the risk in honesty God will turn around things in our favour.
What an impact the apostle Paul had in the life of a runaway slave. Paul believes in the life changing power of the risen Christ. He knew Jesus could change a slave into a brother, a faithless person into a faithful one. But Onesimus needed to return to his master and make amends. So, Paul sent him back.
In this letter to the Colossians church, Paul spoke highly of Onesimus, “I am also sending Onesimus a faithful and much-loved brother one of your own people”.
He is coming with Onesimus, our faithful and dear brother, who is one of you. They will tell you everything that is happening here.
Colossians 4:9 NIV
With Onesimus, a faithful and beloved brother, who is one of you. They shall make known unto you all things which are done here.
Colossians 4:9 KJV
Apparently, Onesimus helped to carry this letter to the church in Colossae. Paul also sent along a personal letter, Philemon. Onesimus’s master appealed to him to take him back and give him another chance, this wonderful story can be found in the book of Philemon. I am assuming that Philemon accepted Paul’s exaltation and took Onesimus back as trusted servant and a new brother in Christ and that the Philemon was not disappointed.
I would like to ask anyone reading this today, are you disappointed with someone, Maybe even one of your family members? It sometimes help to ask another person who knows him or her well for another perspective, why don't you give that person another chance? it could be worth it
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