Safe or saved?

RE Verse reading–Matthew 8:18-22 (day six)  “The Son of Man has no place to lay His head” (vs 20)  We are reminded this week by the words of Christ  to the eager scribe.  Ministry is costly.  Changing the world (are we holding on to this dream?) will cost us our lives.  Those who are unwilling to pay the price disqualify themselves.  Does this sound harsh?  It is a truth that challenges one of our deepest instincts–the desire for safety.  Ironically, to save us (rescue us from sin, restore us to God, use us as intruments of righteousness) Jesus must regularly make us unsafe (subject to uncertainty, hunger, criticism)  Only in our weakness do we discover supernatural strength.  Only in loss do we realize true gain.  Because it runs so contrary to our immature desires, we tend to forget this truth.  To save us, He must make us unsafe.  Faith means following even in the moments when this truth becomes clear.

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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  1. Being unsafe and uncomfortable are truly required to make forward progress in our daily relationship with the risen Savior.

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