“And there were four leprous men at the entering in of the gate: and they said one to another, “Why sit we here until we die?”
June 25, 2020
Jim Elliot, martyred missionary to the Aucas in Ecuador (now known as the Waorani tribe), wrote in the flyleaf of his Bible, “He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose.” He's talking about giving his life for Christ and the gospel.
I’ll tell you, in these days the most dangerous thing you can do is to play it safe. You are safer out on the waves with Jesus Christ than you are in the boat without Him. These are desperate days, and we need to live like it.
Even the lepers in 2 Kings had sense enough to ask, “Why sit here till we die?” You're going to die anyway. Don't just sit there and let life pass you by! Come to Jesus. You have everything to gain. You’ve got nothing to lose. You can’t save your life and you won’t get out of it alive. So invest it in something important.