“God is not cruel, but He is not lenient. He is true; but He is not safe. He is unchanging; therefore we must change.” (Wayne Cordiero in Leading on Empty page 29)
He is true; but he is not safe. Is that true?
Does this type of life sound very safe?
“Whoever finds his life will lose it but whoever loses his life for my sake will find it. Matt. 10:39
Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight. Prov. 3:5-6
Remember the words I spoke to you: ‘No servant is greater than his master.’ If they persecuted me, they will persecute you also. John 15:20a
The problem most of us have with the truth…the real truth…is that it is not safe. Or at least not our version of safe. Our version of safe always comes with one stipulation…we are in control.
Many people turn to their own personal version of Jesus seeking safety. There is no salvation found there. Salvation is not found in safety; it is found in absolute abandonment.
Jesus has not promised you safety nor prosperity…He has promised you eternity.
But you can’t choose both.