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I heard someone in a movie say that faith requires you to take risks, but I would argue that the opposite is true. When Hollywood promotes faith it’s always faith in man or faith in blind faith. When the bible speaks of faith, it’s always referring to trusting in our infinitely trustworthy God!
When Moses sent the twelve into Canaan on a reconnaissance mission, God had already promised the Hebrew people the land, and victory over the enemy nations that were occupying it. All twelve members of the party were well aware of this but not all twelve took God at his word.
Ten of the men saw only the obstacles that had to be overcome to gain the territory. But, two of them saw the promised rewards that God had assured them they would get upon taking the land. These two had a faith perspective.
So which perspective is more risky? Even though Israel eventually did conquer Canaan, they paid a steep price for their unbelief. Forty years were wasted wandering in the wilderness that could have been spent enjoying the blessings of God in their new homeland. An entire generation never even got to see it because of their unwillingness to trust the Lord.
Faith in God is never risky! Not because the dangers aren’t real, but because he is faithful! Honouring the Lord by trusting his promises will yield the greatest possible rewards. The real risk is missing out on his desire to bless because we choose to worry and panic rather than trust.
Remember, faith honours God, and God honours our faith.