“Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see. This is what the ancients were commended for.”Hebrews 11:1
Being self employed we pay out a ton of bucks for insurance and sometimes I feel as though we are insurance poor. There is: health insurance, disability insurance, liability insurance, life insurance, supplemental accident and cancer insurance, crop insurance, car and property and casualty insurance and I am sure I have forgotten to name a few other types that we carry. In today’s world it seems as though you can’t live without the sense of security that insurance carries with it.
But even insurance can let us down, if we don’t read our policy, we may be under-insured or not covered to the degree we would like to be, or thought we were, which could be a nasty surprise during a crisis and that is not a place you want to find yourself. It is important to know your policy by reading it so that you are properly prepared should you need it.
Being a human being, I pay out a ton of energy for “things” in my life that I think are going to “insure” my happiness and well being. All too often I look to my relationships, my job, my money, my health, politicians, the government, or other people to insure that I will be, happy. In today’s world it seems as though you can’t live without the sense of security these material things carry with them and many of us have foolishly put our faith and hope in. That is a slippery slope because people and things will let us down.
The Word of God was divinely inspired by bunch of different authors who wrote 66 books over thousands of years. And in all of that sacred text only one part was written by the hand of God Himself and that is our moral code, what we know as the Ten Commandments. These are a set of spiritual principles God gave us to guide our lives and relationships with Him and with other human beings. He must have thought them pretty important to write them in stone with His very own finger. In addition, I have come to the conclusion that the order God put them in matters too, first things first, and the first commandment God gave us is that “you shall have no other gods before me.” The second is like the first, “do not worship idols.” There is one and only one God. And don’t put your faith in material things that will let you down. Things like a job, or money, or relationships, or leaders or elections. Don’t put your faith and trust in anything other than Him and his saving grace and power and for heavens sake don’t worship them. But we do, all the time. John saw that humans did and would in the future (which is today by the way) and shared it with us in Revelation 9:20b: they did not stop worshiping demons, and idols of gold, silver, bronze, stone and wood-idols that cannot see or hear or walk. “
And if you say, well I don’t worship demons, I ask you then what has you by the throat that you can’t let go of or fix on your own? A drinking problem? A marital problem? A fix, manage and control problem? An anger problem? An outcome of some type? Those are demons that we worship in our lives instead of the one true God. And when God referred to idols he wasn’t just referring to little pagan statues but our money, our homes, and our stuff that we worship at the altar of Keeping up with the Jones.
What is your insurance? What do you put your faith and hope in? I would like to offer up The Living God who came to earth to live and die who paid the price of your life insurance policy, with His very own blood. His policy, the Bible, tells you exactly what your coverage is and there are no fine print exclusions that leave you hanging out to dry when you need it most and it is a good idea to read it so you are properly prepared should you need it.
If Christ is your Lord and Savior, you are covered. Period. No worries. As our text says, “certain of what we hope for, sure of what we do not see.”
If he’s not your Lord and Savior, that will be a nasty surprise when a crisis hits and not a place you will want to find yourself in this life or the next. I encourage you to take out life’s best insurance policy, today. The cost of 100% protection has already been paid. And it’s simple to get, all you need do is ask.
Be joy filled always,