For when I tried to keep the law, it condemned me. So I died to the law—I stopped trying to meet all its requirements—so that I might live for God.
Galatians 2:19 NLT
Do you have a tendency to play it safe? There is safety in numbers. We make the assumption that safety brings comfort, but in fact, safety brings the opposite. The opposite of safety is risk. How much are you willing to risk for the sake of the gospel? I love comfort, but God loved me too much to leave me in the safety of my own comfortable religion. God designed you and me for relationship, not to play it safe in the comfort of religion. Paul loved his religion. He loved his religious practice of the law. The problem is simple: the law cannot save anyone; it only reveals the sin in our lives. “For when I (Paul) tried to keep the law, it condemned me. So I died to the law—I stopped trying to meet all its (law) requirements—so that I might live for God.” Listen, when we live by sight, we play it safe, but when we live by faith, we live for God. Faith is the willingness to risk everything on God alone.
RC Sproul wrote, “The issue of faith is not so much whether we believe in God, but whether we believe the God we believe in.”
Are you ready to live for God? Take the step of faith to believe in God to do the unbelievable in your life. Pray for faith to believe in Jesus. Pray for the Holy Spirit to fill your heart and soul. Refuse to play it safe, choose to live by faith.