Whether we admit it or not, insurance is important to mankind because of potential loss of our valuable possessions. We struggle laboriously in all walks of life in the area of education or other vocations in order to obtain job so that we can insure ourselves against hunger and homelessness. When we earn the dividends of our labors, we will be able to put food on the table and take care of our basic needs of accommodation, clothing and other expenses. It is generally believed that companionship is the main reason for marital relationship, while no one is arguing about this, we all know that in addition to this allusion, husband and wife engage in this relationship to insure for their own replacement on earth after they must have passed to glory.
Wise people insure themselves against occurrence of sickness. It is a wise decision these days to be financially responsible. One of the concepts of financial responsibility is having life insurance, auto insurance, home insurance and property insurance. You dare not drive your motor vehicle with auto insurance, not only for the protection of your car but also for the protection of others and their valuable lives and properties. Some people traveling from one country to the other always secure their valuable items with float insurance. All these various insurance coverage are intended to take care of unintentional loss at an indeterminable future.
This discussion may not be the usual way of evangelizing to the world, but will be useful to the careful individual who will like to take appropriate steps to prevent loss of a spiritual valuable possession. This is why earthly insurance is compared with eternity insurance in order that it might provoke a thought about the end of our life time according to the word of God. We agree that we have a beginning and one day the end will certainly come. The Old Testament hinted us,“O that they were wise, that they understood this, that they would consider their latter end!” (Deuteronomy 32:29) Perhaps we say we do not have information about eternity insurance. The scripture did not leave us in darkness about it. Jesus Christ, the Son of the Living God talked about this important insurance when He said, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” (John 3:16) He further assured us in John 14:1-3 saying, “Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.”
Another interesting thing we need to know about insurance generally is that we expended a chunk of our resources called premium to maintain our various earthly insurance coverage. Amazingly, the eternity insurance does not cost us money: it is a gift of God by grace through the spiritual currency called faith. “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.” (Ephesians 2:8-9) “Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters, and he that hath no money; come ye, buy, and eat; yea, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price.” (Isaiah 55:1) No one make profit in the earthly insurance coverages. These insurance only take care of exactly monetary value of what you lose. Conversely, eternity insurance coverage is super abundantly profitable. Although its profitability is not measured in terms of monetary value. Your eternity policy will not be canceled in the Book of Life if you can consistently maintain it with spiritual premium of reverential fear of God, righteousness and holy relationship with God Almighty. “And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.” (John 10:28)
The earthly insurance would demand that you report your loss and file necessary claim forms before your loss claim can be processed. Eternity insurance does not require any report nor require filing clumsy forms when a loss occurred. The angel of God that transported Lazarus to the bosom of Abraham and Elijah with chariot of fire to the mansion in heaven will lead the procession to usher you to your mansion in heaven immediately you had your final breath on earth. And you will eternally dwell in the company of the saints and angelic being in the presence of God for ever and ever. What a wise and profitable insurance venture! It is therefore a spiritual responsibility to all humanity to become born again in order to partake in the eternity inheritance. Jesus told Nicodemus, “Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.” (John 3:5) Jesus is still writing salvation insurance. He said, “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. (Matthew 11:28-29) Wont you consider “Policy Jesus” today and have your name imprinted in the Book of Life?
Prayer: O Lord, I enrolled myself today in the secured salvation insurance through the redemption blood of our Lord Jesus Christ, in Jesus name. I humbly plead for grace and endowment of your righteousness and holiness in the course of my journey on earth so that eternity of rest will be my cherished profit in Jesus name, Amen