THE WORD IS
How ardently God desires the salvation of all people. But how hardened people have become. If they can live in peace and enjoy a high standard of living they do not care about God. They believe that God approves of their indifference and overlooks their sins. In their blindness they are not aware of God's sentence of condemnation: "Therefore God gave them over in the lusts of their hearts to impurity" (Rom. 1:24).
A caring father provides for his family by taking out life insurance. But few bother to insure their souls. A family is prematurely left without a provider far less often than one from our midst is called before God to give an account. One would think, therefore, that everyone would look into the matters pertaining to eternity at least "just in case". But no. A responsible person does not participate in important negotiations unless he is well prepared, but many go to meet their God completely unprepared.
Jesus is the Insurer of our souls. He has redeemed us by His bitter suffering and death. Whoever believes in Him will most assuredly, without any doubt, be saved. "There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus" (Rom. 8:1). We will not succeed if we try to defend ourselves before the all?seeing eyes of God.
But when we hide behind Christ, His righteousness covers our sins and God's attitude toward us is just as loving as it is toward His own Son. We do not trust in Christ "just in case". We know: Whoever believes in the Son has everlasting life, but whoever denies the Son shall not see life.
Jesus warns: "Beware, and be on your guard against every form of greed; for not even when one has an abundance does his life consist of his possessions." Then He relates the account of the rich man, whose land was very productive and who thought he would take his ease, eat drink and be merry. To him God said: "You fool! This very night your soul is required of you; and now who will own what you have?" Jesus adds: "So is the man who lays up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God" (Luke 12:15?21).
Our soul is safe when it belongs to Christ. It pays to take out soul insurance. It is a simple process: "Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved, you and your household."