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Risk and Win! by John Harvey Murray

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CHAPTER 7

Risk and Faith

The next section looks at the relationship between religious belief and risk management. Are they compatible? Is there evidence of risks being managed in the Bible?

If You Have Faith, Why Practice Risk Management?

I sometimes am asked how I can take risk management seriously when I am a person of faith. Or, to put it another way, how I can be serious about having faith when I practice risk management. Surely, if events are in God’s hands, they are beyond management by us humans?

I was pleased recently to find an example in the Bible of the early Christians taking practical measures to deal with a known risk in response to information provided by a prophet. I read in The Book of the Acts of the Apostles Chapter 11 verses ...

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