Read enough about finances and you're eventually going to read something about risk. Whole fields of study are devoted to such things as risk analysis and risk management. Experts produce tables and formulas used by professionals to determine how much we're going to pay and hopefully to help us make wise choices. Ignore these formulas at your own risk!
On the flip side, there seems to be no shortage of people willing to risk a solid career, reputation, or even great bodily harm for a one-time chance at a wad of cash or an apprenticeship with a celebrity. And we can’t forget the good old-fashioned adrenaline junky that risks just for the rush. Risk is all around us.
It begs the question, though, what risks should I take? The good news is you don't have to guess!
Looking in the Bible, it would appear acceptable, even commendable, to take some risks. Taking these risks, we have the opportunity to watch God do exactly what He promises to do AND it keeps life from getting boring.
Other risks are discouraged. Choose one of these risks and you are probably building a house of cards.
Listen to the true story of a man who took a lifetime of healthy risks. Consider the risks you take. For those risks that haven't gone as well as you had hoped, you might just find a better way to live.