A college student and friend of mine is majoring in “actuarial science,” which are the big words to say she’s learning all about insurance; how to figure out the odds of something terrible happening, etc, etc. Honestly, I think she’s on a great career path because in today’s world we want to insure everything! There are even laws that force us to insure things! I have car insurance on multiple vehicles, home insurance, health insurance, dental insurance, life insurance… need I go on? Let’s face it, like most people, I spend enough on insurance in the course of a year to pay for at least one of the major disasters I’m trying to insure against! And while I’m not at all against insurance, I want to use it to make a point. As Christians we can insure things just like everyone else can, but is that where we should put our trust? Does our being “well insured” mean that we are no longer called to live by faith? The Scriptures clearly tell us that we simply cannot know what is coming tomorrow, but of this we can be sure: Jesus is coming again and even a mountain of insurance cannot change anything He has promised will happen. As end times draw nearer and Satan increases his attacks on God’s people, all insurance will become worthless. Eventually things will become so confused I doubt we will even be able to buy insurance! For the mean time, I’ll continue to insure what is intelligent to insure, but the only insurance I’ve ever had that is worth a grain of trust are the Words and the promises of Jesus!
“And he [Jesus] was amazed at their lack of faith.” Mark 6:6