Salisbury Post- October 22, 2016
Insurance is important. But, when we hear the word, it doesn’t always bring about a
positive response, does it? Unless… we are referring to the best insurance policy ever!
When you have insurance, there is an arrangement where some ‘guarantees’ are
made in return for payment of a premium. A ‘guarantee’ means there is a promise to
pay another’s debt or perform another’s obligation.
Any good insurance representative will let you know that there are ‘benefits’ to having
insurance. ‘Benefits’ are advantages or profits gained.
Types of insurance include: health, liability, life, property, mortgage, catastrophe, auto,
travel, and a plethora of others that tend to sound a bit more fascinating, like zombie
insurance and alien abduction insurance.
Need insurance? Of course we do! Boy, do I have an ‘out of this world’ insurance plan
for you!! It is loaded with ‘benefits’ and ‘guarantees’ you can count on!
Psalm 103:2-5 gives details about the benefits.
Verse 2: Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his BENEFITS:
*Benefit #1 -Verse 3: He forgives ALL our iniquities - ALL means ALL! Iniquities are
immoral or grossly unfair behavior. Yes - Jesus forgives ALL our sins!
*Benefit #2 - Verse 3: He heals ALL our diseases! That’s much better than any life
insurance benefit we can find anywhere else! He who has the SON has life! Disease
may include affliction or adversity, but God heals it ALL! ALL means ALL!
*Benefit #3 - Verse 4: He redeems our life from DESTRUCTION! Yes, you may be
able to buy ‘catastrophe’ insurance, but nothing compares to this ‘destruction’ insurance
God provides! Redeem means to buy back. He buys our lives back, so we are not
*Benefit #4 - Verse 4: He crowns us with lovingkindness and tender mercies. Wow!
He crowns us! A crown is an award or distinction gained. It’s the highest honor! He
gives us lovingkindness and tender mercies! Do we deserve that? No!
*Benefit #5 - Verse 5: He satisfies our mouth with good things so that our youth is
renewed like the eagles. Eagles go through different stages of life and they get new
feathers that meet their needs as they grow older. That sounds just like us! God
provides what we need no matter what stage of life we are in!
Now, those are 5 great BENEFITS!
Wondering about the GUARANTEE?
Well… the ‘guarantee’ came as Jesus paid our debt on the cross! That’s right! No
‘quote’ is needed, because we don’t even have to pay the PREMIUM! Jesus paid the
premium as He died for us, so that our sins would be covered, our benefits would be
guaranteed, and we would have the only true LIFE INSURANCE!
Need to sign up? Sign-ups are available 24 hours a day in God’s Word. You can
begin at Acts 16:31 - Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and you will be saved!