Life Insurance: I’ve ALWAYS carried more ‘life-insurance’… than necessary, weighted with TERM LIFE. I was an insurance agent’s DREAM. You name it, I had it, or had it when I needed it. I cannot began to count the hundreds of thousands I’ve spent to insure that something would not happen. Once, I considered buying insurance to guarantee a real estate lease with a bank (during the bank crises), and while the deal soured, the logic was well founded.
I remember my Mother telling me that had my Grandfather died after midnight, rather than before midnight… that his life insurance would have paid double-indemnity. We can insure our life, our car, our children, our marriage, our house, our business, employees, key-personnel, liability, disability, long-term-care, and mortgage insurance. Even the space program can insure a “space-launch.” Boxers, football players, and all forms of sports are insured. We buy retirement programs, annuities, and an endless list of insurable commodities. Celebrities are renowned for insuring various parts of their bodies, their voice, or legs. We even insure farm crops. We can insure against about every conceivable situation.
However, we cannot buy insurance to cover certain of life events, such as, mortality; life-ever-lasting… or a guarantee of going to Heaven. Fortunately, when Jesus died on the cross… He PROVIDED us with certain ASSURANCES, rendering insurance as useless. God guarantees us life-everlasting; but it’s our choice as to where we spend life-everlasting. In order to take advantage of God’s Guarantee… we MUST abide in Him. He asks for certain things in return. God is our INSURANCE carrier, and offers us PROTECTION against all catastrophes.
The Bible says, “He [Jesus] was delivered over to death for our sins and was raised to life for our justification” (Rom. 4:25). “If you declare with your mouth, ‘Jesus is Lord,’ and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved” (Rom. 10:9).
The Bible says, “Jesus said to her, ‘I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; and whoever lives by believing in me will never die. Do you believe this?” (John 11:25, 26). “Because I live,” [said Jesus] you also will live” (John 14:19).
The Bibles says, “For since we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so, through Jesus, God will bring with him those who have fallen asleep” (I Thess. 4:14). “But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ, who, by the power that enables him to bring everything under his control, will transform our lowly bodies so that they will be like his glorious body” (Phil. 3:20,21).
With all of the ‘Heavenly Assurance Protection’ available to us… who needs life insurance? ….Blessings…cjlb… 2/22/2018