Judges 12:3 And when I saw that ye delivered me not, I put my life in my hands, and passed over against the children of Ammon, and the LORD delivered them into my hand: wherefore then are ye come up unto me this day, to fight against me?
I want you to notice the phrase “I put my life in my hands”. What does he mean by that? 1 Samuel 19:5; 1 Samuel 28:21.
He had risked his life and for a good cause. I wonder when the last time is that the people of God have risked their lives for one of His causes. Not that we are not willing to risk our lives as firemen, policemen, soldiers, but my question is do we risk our lives giving an amount that could put us in danger for His causes. Do we step out and speak up for Him to the point that it could even risk our friendships and popularity?
Will we get on an airplane and fly to a country and preach and teach the gospel. Much of the religious freedom that is enjoyed in Peru today is due to the willingness that Fransico Penzotti felt to take his life in his hand. He preached when it was against the law. He spent eight months in the prison at Callao for preaching. Somebody will have to take a risk for the cause of Jesus Christ or the Muslims will soon take over the world with a false religion.