From the author Mark Batterson’s book “The Grave Robber” copy right 2014 by Baker Books a division of Baker Publishing Group, Grande Rapids, MI, USA. ISBN 978-0-8010-1599-1
“The word daredevil can have negative connotations, but let me try to redeem it by redefining it . It’s more than the frivolous risking of life and limb or recklessness for no good reason . Etymologically, it means to dare the devil. And as such, it should be a defining characteristic of anyone who follows the One who went forty rounds with the devil in the desert. (Matthew 4:1-11) Fearlessness is one of the most overlooked and underappreciated dimensions of His kaleidoscopic personality.
Jesus is the definition of daredevil.
The will of God is not an insurance plan. It’s a daring plan.
We are not commissioned to hold the fort until Jesus returns. He commands us to invade enemy territory and reclaim it for righteousness.
Jesus didn’t suffer a brutal death on the cross just to keep us safe and sound. Jesus died to make us dangerous. He died to make us daredevils.”