Is there a risk too great to take?
True security is freedom from fear and doubt. Freedom from fear and doubt only exists if we are secure in our relationship with God. Being united with Him in this life and in the life to come is the ultimate security. Being separated from Him in this life and in the life to come is the ultimate exposure: a risk too great to take.
Every man is born into a state of separation. Every man can be united. God has provided the solution. To accept the solution, one must accept the fact that God is holy…and man is not.
The stock market plunges overnight and a lifetime of earnings disappears; the phone rings and we hear of the unexpected death of a friend; we go to the doctor for a routine check-up and discover we have only a few weeks to live; we go to work on Tuesday morning, September 11th, and hear that thousands have been murdered and our country is going to war. The Bible says in a room of mourning there is wisdom1 because the fragility of life is revealed. We are forced to admit life has no guarantees and nothing in this world can shelter us from the uncertainties around us. Hemmed in by this reality, we begin to look beyond the affairs of this world in search of something or someone who really can give us the security we desire.
Security is defined in the dictionary as “freedom from fear and doubt.” The more unpredictable our world becomes, the more important our perception of security becomes. That which we perceive as protecting us from fear and doubt will become the object we hold closest to our hearts. Issues of the heart are also the issues we are least willing to have challenged. This book addresses the issue of security. It will first challenge the will because a person must be willing to entertain ideas that some say are too personal to be discussed. It will then challenge the mind because the heart cannot accept what the mind rejects. Ultimately, it will challenge the heart because this is where the issue of security resides for each of us.