The Human Desire for Insurance.
One of the great dangers in our faith is disrearding tghe promises of God’s Word, or twisting those promises into saying something they do not mean.
I have spoken many times on the subject of christian dissolusionment - when we feel let down by God.
Now how can God let us down?
Well he cant, he is God and He is good - all the time.
But we feel let down when we have an expectation of God, that God does not fulfill o live up to.
Let me make the record straight: If God failed to live up to your expencation then you have a false expectation becauee God cnnot fail.
One of the great false expectations of God is in the realm of Insurance vs Assurance.
many people think or view or understand God and our replationship to him, or our obedine3c to Him as some kind og Divine insurance polocy.
Which boil;s down to the belief that our position as Christians, as God’s children, that our obedience to God Word an our sacrfice somehow means that we are “insured” against hardship, tradgy and trial.
That because you are a cheristian - you wont get sick/ loose your job/get divorced/loose a loved onew.
Tht somehow your relatiuonship with God has given you insurance against all thinzes things.
And its common.
ma`ny people ask “Why me? i go to church, i read my bible, i love gthe Lord, why did god let this happen to me” - that means that deep down on some level, they thought that their status as God’s elecet insured them against trouble.
My friendsd: Jesusw Christ is not an insurance polocy.
I take that back - there is one thing that Jesus Does ensure - Hardship and persecution.
No , Jesus is not insurance - the song is not called blessed insurance - Jesus is all abiout Assurance.
JMesus does noyt insure us from hardships - But he assures us that he will carry us through and be with us through them all.
What is assurance?
iT is the certantity of God’s Word.
That is what gives us assurance in troubled times - I feel asured, because of the centantity thats God’s Word is true.
Insurance from God is what youi want when you dont have Faith.
you want God to make centain promises to you about your futrure.
Assurance from God is all about faith.
It a trust in God and in His Word.
Let me share a few things that God absolutly assures each and every person aliove today:
1: God assures us That: Hell is real and unbelievers will spend eternity there.
Jesus Christ wants you to know with absoluty certantity that without Him you are doomed.
Jesus assures us that he who does not believe is condemned.
But he also assures us oif something else: His love for us - For God so Loved...
This asurance that God loves us and has offered us grace though Jesus Christ and that if we receieve that Grace by faith and are then justified is what us Christians call:
Blessed Assurance means that you have:
1: Cenrtantity of forgivness:
The forgivness of our sins and the washing away by the blood is not something that any christian should ever doubt in the slightest.
Our forgivness is not based on a work of ny man that is subject to faulre - it is based upon the perfect completed work of Jesus Christ who can never fail.
2: Certantity about God’s continued Presence.
From a garden to the belly of a whale to a lions den to a fiary furnace.
Scriptuyre is clear - God is always with His people.