Make learning to love the joy of life
in making disciples of Jesus Christ
for the transformation of the world!

When I Woke Up This Morning! (Insurance)

“What profit does a man show who gains the whole world and loses his soul” (Mark 8:36)

Insurance is defined as “a means of indemnity against a future occurrence or uncertain event.” The word “indemnity” comes from Latin and means “security or protection against a loss” or damage.     

Just imagine getting up in the morning preparing to go to work and your vehicle is not where you last parked it. After exhausting all possibilities of locating it, you realize your means of transportation has been stolen. You are devastated by such a disappointment. Even more traumatic than your vehicle being stolen from your home could be the experience of being carjacked! There are so many horror stories about both of the above incidents that it causes you to keep your guards up and pray for protection. When driving or leaving home, pray for God’s covering, but also use wisdom. One of the simple rules regarding car theft is to never leave the engine going when it is unattended. Incidents of this magnitude have caused automobile insurance to increase across the nation.

Experts in the field of automobile insurance give reasons such as inflation, claims, repair costs, etc. for the increase in cost of insurance. Unfortunately, many of the claims are also related to a rise in breaking and entering vehicles that results in theft. One suggested means of curtailing the breaking of windows to steal items left in the car is to remove all items.       

If you have recently paid attention to your home owner’s insurance policy, you may notice that there has been an increase since the start of the new year. It has been said that one reason there has been an increase is as inflation increases, insurance companies raise their rates. The reason is because the cost of furniture, appliances and other items in the home will cost more than they did a year ago. This drives up the value of the home which results in an increase in a homeowner’s policy. 

Whatever the reasons are for the increase in insurances, we cannot afford not to have health, property and loss of life insurance. There may be a feeling of being taken advantage of by insurance companies when you file a claim. It may be that you have had insurance for over twenty or thirty years, and once you file a claim, your insurance increases. Something just doesn’t seem fair about the process. 

There is an insurance that is greater than any other policy we could possess. Guess what, it is free. Just as there is a danger with not having an automobile and home owner’s policy, the lack of a salvation policy is eternally deadly. Spiritual insurance is the protection against the loss of eternal life. Jesus asks, “What profit does a man show who gains the whole world and loses his soul” (Mark 8:36).  

The assurance of salvation is the guarantee that once someone has put their faith in Jesus Christ, repented of their sins, and has entered into a relationship with God, they are sealed with the Holy Spirit and are guaranteed their sins are fully forgiven. We will experience eternal life from that point on.   

The assurance of salvation can be found in 1 John 5: 11-13 which reads, “And this is the testimony: God has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life. I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may know that you have eternal life.” Simply stated, those who believe in Jesus will have life for eternity.

Sadly, we may be more concerned about our worldly insurance than our spiritual insurance. We do not need any insurance company to provide this divine insurance, for it can only be provided by God the Father through His Son Jesus Christ.   

May I remind us that the salvation insurance policy has been paid in full. There is no better time than now than to invest in an eternal life policy through Jesus Christ. We are living in perilous times and there is not better time than now to accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior!

Just my thoughts!

Robert Earl Slade, Pastor

Leave a Comment

About Genesis

Genesis Covenant Church is a non-denominational, faith-bearing church. We put our faith and trust in God in all that we do, exalting and worshipping Him. We believe in the Holy Trinity—The Father, Son, and Holy Spirit as we create a climate of acceptance and Agape love.

Recent Posts

Follow Us

Sign up for our Newsletter

Join our newsletter to stay up-to-date with Genesis Covenant Church.

Prayer Request

“Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of the righteous person is powerful and effective.”
James 5:16