I had a dream last night where I was standing on a beach alone as a tsunami wave as big as a skyscraper came towards the shore where I was standing. I do not remember having any fear but instead walked towards the wave and then into the wave.
This in the natural l would be an insane thing to do. However, faith is said to be spelled R.I.S.K. The natural mind says show me and I will believe. Faith says believe and I will show you.
To walk into a tsunami wave as tall as the one I saw in my dream would require a faith I do not possess at present. However, I trust that the Lord would give me what I would need at the time.
Let me switch gears and look at the 10 spies who perished because of fear and unbelief.
Num 14:36 — Num 14:37 (NKJV Strong’s,)
Now the men whom Moses sent to spy out the land, who returned and made all the congregation complain against him by bringing a bad report of the land, those very men who brought the evil report about the land, died by the plague before the Lord.
The cost of fear and unbelief is great as it not only cost these 10 spies their lives but an entire generation.
The book of Revelation ends with a warning to the fearful and unbelieving. Revelation 21:8 (NKJV Strong’s,)
But the cowardly, unbelieving, abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.
Since judgement begins with the house of God it stands to reason that cowardly and unbelieving spoken of in this verse are Christians.
One more example is the parable of the takents and the man who his that which was entrusted to him.
Mat 25:24 — Mat 25:30 (NKJV Strong’s,)
“Then he who had received the one talent came and said, ‘Lord, I knew you to be a hard man, reaping where you have not sown, and gathering where you have not scattered seed. And I was afraid, and went and hid your talent in the ground. Look, there you have what is yours.’
“But his lord answered and said to him, ‘You wicked and lazy servant, you knew that I reap where I have not sown, and gather where I have not scattered seed. So you ought to have deposited my money with the bankers, and at my coming I would have received back my own with interest. So take the talent from him, and give it to him who has ten talents.
‘For to everyone who has, more will be given, and he will have abundance; but from him who does not have, even what he has will be taken away. And cast the unprofitable servant into the outer darkness. There will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’
According to Rabbinic law of that time burrying an item was the safest way to protect it and thus would have absolved an individual from any liability.
Such was not the case here when standing before Jesus.