15th January 2020

Insurance and Assurance

“He has given us both his promise and his oath…Now all those who flee to him to save them can take new courage when they hear such assurances from God; now they can know without doubt that he will give them the salvation he has promised them. This certain hope of being saved is a strong and trustworthy anchor for our souls…”
Hebrews 6:17-19 (TLB)

My poor 2001 Toyota Corolla, hit by a lorry, bounced off the central reservation and crashed into the nearside barrier, went to the vehicle graveyard. The emergency services cut off the doors and roof to get me and my passengers out safely, so it is in the scrapyard beyond repair. The insurance company told me that it’s ‘value’ was £550 and after a £450 excess, they gave me £100! I am confident that my well-maintained and cared-for car would have soldiered on for another five to ten years with minimal expense. I replaced it with a 2003 Toyota Avensis which cost me £2150 and it broke down the first week. Although the AA fixed that problem, there are others still to be sorted. So my accident really cost me over £2000 and it wasn’t even my fault! Such is life.

Romans 6:23 says “the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Our ‘spiritual assurance’ is with our Maker and Creator, God. We don’t even have to pay the premium; this was pre-paid by Jesus Christ, our Saviour, who paid with his life so that when our mortal bodies crash and die, we will be resurrected with a glorious spiritual body that will never die! 1 Corinthians 15:42-44 says “our earthly bodies which die and decay are different from the bodies we shall have when we come back to life again, for they will never die…They are just human bodies at death, but when they come back to life they will be…supernatural, spiritual bodies.” Our policy is ‘new for old’ and there is no excess to pay!

How can you purchase this insurance? You can’t, it is free! All you have to do is accept Jesus’ offer. John 17:3 says “And this is the way to have eternal life—by knowing you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, the one you sent to earth!” You can show your appreciation by following the teachings of Jesus and living a life of worship. You may have minor accidents and sin along the way of life, but our ‘no claims’ bonus is protected with forgiveness. This insurance was planned from the beginning. Ephesians 1:4-7 says “Long ago, even before he made the world, God chose us to be his very own through what Christ would do for us; he decided then to make us holy in his eyes, without a single fault—we who stand before him covered with his love. His unchanging plan has always been to adopt us into his own family by sending Jesus Christ to die for us. And he did this because he wanted to!” You see, it’s no accident!

Prayer
We turn to you in assurance, Creator God, for the insurance we need to cover our human lives for eternity. In Jesus’ name we pray.
Amen

Study by Nancy Silcox
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About the Author:
Nancy Silcox attends the Watford Congregation of Grace Communion International in the UK. Nancy prepares and uploads the Day by Day studies submitted by members of the Worldwide Church of God UK/Grace Communion International.

Local Congregation:
Gracecom Watford
St. Peter’s Church
61 Westfield Avenue
Watford, Herts.
WD24 7HF

Meeting Time:
Saturday 11AM

Local Congregational Contact:
George Henderson
Phone: 01923-855570
Email: watford@gracecom.church

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