What’s Not at Stake?

We’ve been talking a lot the past few weeks about “what’s at stake.”

As a reminder, here are some things not at stake.


God’s steadfast love and faithfulness.

That you are fearfully and wonderfully made.

The long arc of God’s perfect justice.

The soul’s longing for truth, goodness, and beauty.

That every knee shall bow and every tongue confess…

That you are forgiven.

That His words will not pass away.

That you are called

The reconciliation of all things in, through, and by Christ.

That God’s grace is sufficient

That God is making all things new

That You are loved.

That in the mighty power of the Spirit, Christ is risen indeed.


It’s crucial to name what is it at stake, to look up and out, to name reality as clearly as we can, and press forward in faith and radical dependence on God. But what is it like when we are motived more by what’s not at stake than by what is at stake? We can take greater, more creative faithful risks when we remember that even in the most chaotic of storms, the anchor of our souls will invariably hit the solid ground of God’s unshakable love.

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