Most people appreciate the value of good insurance. If we lived in a perfect world, nothing would ever go wrong. We would never suffer personal injury, loss of property, or loss of means of livelihood. However, we know that we do not live in a perfect world. Accidents happen, malicious and careless people pose a potential threat to our prized possessions, illness and injury can result in medical bills, etc. Insurance is a means of protecting ourselves against the high cost caused by the imperfections of this life.
To me, the frustrating thing about most insurance is that I am paying for something I hope I never need. I can't think of another instance in my life when I am expected to spend money on something I hope I never have to use.
Consider insurance in this light. Most insurance is coverage against the uncertainties of life, and most people willingly pay for it. However, the Bible teaches there is one certainty in life that few people prepare for - death. "And as it is appointed for men to die once, but after this the judgment" (Hebrews 9:27). Death is certain. We may make it through life without being in an auto accident, or a flood or fire, but we will not make it through life without dying. After death, our souls will face judgment, which will determine where we will spend eternity - in Heaven or Hell.
The Bible not only tells us we must face this event, it also tells us how we can be prepared. We must obey the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. "And having been perfected, He became the author of eternal salvation to all who obey Him" (Hebrews 5:9). We must believe Jesus is the Son of God (John 8:24), repent of our sins (Luke 13:3), confess our faith before men (Romans 10:9-10) and be baptized in water for the remission of our sins (Mark 16:16; Acts 2:38).
What assurance do we have in this promise of eternal life? Consider the following verses.
"And I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; neither shall anyone snatch them out of My hand" (John 10:28).
"In hope of eternal life which God, who cannot lie, promised before time began" (Titus 1:2).
"These things I have written to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, that you may know that you have eternal life, and that you may continue to believe in the name of the Son of God" (1 John 5:13).
Please contact us if you would like more information about how to receive eternal life from your Heavenly Father. We would be glad to help you with this important decision.