Often in life we are faced with things we should do. We know what we should do but we have fear of the consequences.
The bible acknowledges the potential cost of faith. It actually asks us to count the costs.
You see the math in favor of a life of faith is plainly waited in favor of following Jesus if we truly understand the situation.
Living by faith can be difficult. It is easy to feel we can get around the things we should do because no one knows we should do them.
The reality is that God knows. And we need to have faith at times to live by faith and trust that he will protect us where ever the chips fall.