Taking Risks

27 Consider the lilies how they grow: they toil not, they spin not; and yet I say unto you, that Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. 28 If then God so clothe the grass, which is to day in the field, and tomorrow is cast into the oven; how much more will he clothe you, O ye of little faith?

Luke 12:27-28

We are a risk taking group of people.  The younger we are, the more risks we seem to take.

We take risks when we walk across the street.  There are risks in driving or riding in a car.  There are risks in flying in an airplane.  There are even risks in going to the hospital.

We take risks in playing the lottery.  We take risks and go to Las Vegas.

There are risks in climbing a mountain or in skiing.  There are risks in jumping off of a bridge with a bungee cord tied around your feet, although I am not sure if that is taking a risk or just a lack of common sense.  (There appears to be an outbreak of that “disease” that has reached epidemic levels in this country.  Politicians seem to be more susceptible to being infected than other groups, followed by some of those who vote for them.)

So why aren’t we willing to risk things for God, and with God?  When God asks us do something for Him that we think is foolish, why aren’t we willing to take a risk?  When God says speak to that person or give to this person, why do we think God is going to lead us astray?  If God tells us trust in His ways, why aren’t we willing to take a risk?  After all, it worked for Moses and Joshua and Peter and Paul.

When we get right down to it, there’s no risk in following in God’s Ways.  Jesus said “my yoke is easy, and my burden is light” and “I am the way, the truth, and the life:”.  If God will take care of the lilies in the field, then He will take care of each of us if we will just be obedient and follow Him.  There are no risks.