Christian Perspective of Buying Life Insurance

God is still on the throne and always in total control. Our positions in life and conditions in which we live are totally in His hands. But that doesn't mean that we tempt Him by not working, keeping food or providing. These type passages are not about the agape or charity for others that we should have, they are about being anxious for ourselves and needlessly worrying about the future. On the other hand, Insurance is not about worry (or it shouldn't be), it is about prudent stewardship. These verses in no wise support any idea of Christians not providing for their family because they trust that God will do it. Indeed the faithful Christian knows that God will do it, but He will most likely do it through our work, or the work of others. Matthew chapter 6 dictates to us that the kingdom of God must be our chief care and principal endeavour, and that God will supply all our needs. That doesn't say, nor mean that as Christians we are to neglect prudent planning and care for our family.

1st Timothy 5:8
"But if any provide not for his own, and specially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel."

The principle is that our family should never be made to suffer because of our lack of planning or provision. In Biblical days, when one died, all that needed to be done was to prepare them, take them out and bury them in the ground or a cave. Today, things are a lot more complicated. In most places it is illegal, and you can't just take someone out and bury them. And that means substantial money is required, which is not just going to drop out of the sky miraculously. God most certainly takes care of His people, but that doesn't mean that He expects them to throw up their hands looking for miracles.

Proverbs 27:12
"A prudent man foreseeth the evil, and hideth himself; but the simple pass on, and are punished."

Will we be honorable in being wise and prudent stewards to foresee calamities and take precaution, or as the foolish who are irresponsible and careless? Because life is like that in that it will be well or ill with us, according as we have the foresight. The man of wisdom foresees evil and prepares himself accordingly, while the foolish have no foresight and will take no care to avoid these potential problems. He just passes on in his perceived security, and is punished or suffers the consequences. Moreover, Auto insurance is mandatory in most circles, and we should pay
as required as a part of government submission (Romans 13:1).

Christians must obey the law, so long as it does not violate the word of God. And the medical coverage provides us a way to care for our neighbor financially when "we are at fault," which is a biblical just and Biblical principle

Exodus 21:18 18
"And if men strive together, and one smite another with a stone, or with his fist, and he die not, but keepeth his bed:"

Exodus 21:34
"The owner of the pit shall make it good, and give money unto the owner of them; and the dead beast shall be his."

Clearly, we are responsible for compensating those adversely affected by our actions, and insurance is simply a collective instituted for that express purpose. There is the same principle with auto accident and health insurance, as it assures we have a way to pay medical bills that we justly owe. In like manner, life insurance insures we can pay for the substantial costs of death in our modern society, without bankrupting family or burdening the Church unnecessarily. So while it is true that there is no Bible verse that specifically speaks of insurance, we must draw from the principles and teaching of the whole testimony of scripture. And after careful consideration of all the pertinent passages, I believe that getting insurance would be a virtuous act, while someone of meager means neglecting this would be careless, and place unnecessary burdens upon Church and family. Thus, the main motivation for obtaining insurance should be agape charity or benevolent love and support for just liability payments.

1st Corinthians 10:31
"Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God."

Instead of asking "Should a Christian get insurance," the pertinent question we should be asking ourselves is, "Will this be to the glory of God, and will it please our heavenly Father?" If the answer is yes, then we should have clear conscience in buying insurance. We must take what money God has put under our stewardship, and make sure that we are using it wisely. Then, and only then, will God bless you for it!



The Christian Perspective of Life Insurance bring you these Bible Verses

Genesis 44:17
But Joseph said, “Far be it from me to do such a thing! Only the man who was found to have the cup will become my slave. The rest of you, go back to your father in peace.”

Leviticus 26:6
“‘I will grant peace in the land, and you will lie down and no one will make you afraid. I will remove wild beasts from the land, and the sword will not pass through your country.

Numbers 6:26
the LORD turn his face toward you and give you peace.”’

Numbers 25:12
Therefore tell him I am making my covenant of peace with him.




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