Examples to follow-12

Philippians 3:17 “Brethren, join in following my example, and note those who so walk, as you have us for a pattern.” (NKJV)
Philippians 3:17 “Stick with me, friends. Keep track of those you see running this same course, headed for this same goal.”(MSG)
Hebrews 6:12 “That ye be not slothful, but followers of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises.”
…From yesterday…
Remember in those days, they didn’t have telephones, GPS or compass. If your parents and wife were like most folks that I know, they would most definitely have recommended you for a mental check-up!
How do you just wake up, leave your comfort zone and march onward into uncertainty? It is called taking risk. Life is all about risk taking and daring.
I was meditating one day on why Peter took Jesus aside and began to tell him to stop talking about being killed and rising again. Peter was simply telling Jesus not to take that risk! Even Jesus himself knew it was going to be a great risk!
Jesus is the resurrection and the life; he was raising people from death. The question is if the miracle worker now needs a miracle then we have a serious challenge on our hands! If the resurrection and life dies, who will bring him back to life?
But, Jesus knew that risk is all part of glory. No wonder he said:
Matthew 25:28 “”‘Take the thousand and give it to the one who risked the most. And get rid of this “play-it-safe” who won’t go out on a limb.”(MSG)
Jesus told a parable about the servants who were given talents to trade with and obtained different results. He said they should collect the talents from the man who took no risk and gave it to the man who risked the most. Not even the second servant that equally did well. Heaven salutes and stands at attention for a risk taker.
Abraham obeyed God, took a great risk against all odds; here we are celebrating him today.
To be continued…
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