Faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see (Hebrews 11:1). This means Faith is NOT Chance or Luck. Faith deals in confidence and assurance while Chance is in the realm of the absence of any cause of events that can be predicted, understood, or controlled.

The believer in Christ is NOT to treat his/her Faith as luck, chance or a charm. Faith in the person of Jesus Christ of Nazareth for our Salvation should not be seen as a Gamble. When we accept the sacrifice at the Cross and the victory of the Resurrection we are not gambling by sliding all our chips on Lucky Number 7 nor gambling by placing all of our eggs in one of many baskets. 

Jesus Christ is still a decision but the only smart choice for anyone to build their faith upon. All other beliefs are a gamble that is destined to lose. So, how does the believer have confidence in what they hope for and assurance about what they do not see? 

First, The Word of God came in flesh, Jesus Christ, Emmanuel, God with us, and purchased our Redemption and Eternity with Him by His life-blood. 

Second, Christ Jesus left no doubt about who He is, He said, "I am the way and I am the truth and I am the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." (John 14:6) 

Thirdly, Matthew 7:24 pictures The Rock as Jesus, the firm foundation upon which we can place our confidence, remain assured and build our faith-based life. 

Finally, He promises to come again. With all the prophesies of Christ's first visitation being fulfilled, our confidence and assurance should soar about His Rapture of the Saints.

While Jesus did require His disciples to drop everything and come follow Him, I don't consider it a gamble. You might say, "Well, you can say that now, hindsight being perfect vision." However, Jesus had a powerful reputation by the time He approached those He was calling out. Plus, there must have been something about Jesus because on numerous instances the Scripture records the individual "immediately" followed Christ. So, following Him is not a gamble and I believe His life was structured in proving that daily. 

We have the luxury of hindsight and the blessing of Godly favor in our lives now to testify about the authenticity of Faith in Christ. If you have had the perception of your faith or faith in general as a gamble - that perception has got to be left at the door when coming into The Kingdom of Christ Jesus. He is The Rock of All Ages. He is The Sure Foundation. He is The Cornerstone. Again, He is the reason we believe - Our Faith Is Not A Gamble.