For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. For it is written: “I will destroy the wisdom of the wise; the intelligence of the intelligent I will frustrate. 1 Corinthians 1: 18-19
Sheba could easily have a career as a garbage disposal. She will ravenously gulp down almost any food, never exercising any restraint; not even slowing down to savor the taste. Or, perhaps she could masquerade as a pig, albeit a likeable one, maybe a bit like Miss Piggy. Left to her own appetite—her own wisdom—Sheba would eventually destroy herself by eating herself into oblivion. But she has a health insurance policy—me. I’m here to make sure she doesn’t self-destruct.
Not all of us have an eating problem like Sheba, but we all have a sin problem that can eventually destroy us if we follow our own foolish plans. But God has a life and health insurance policy that can’t be beat, one unlike anything the world has to offer. First of all, it’s free; there’s no cost to us at all. It was purchased by Jesus on a wooden cross about two thousand years ago, and it never goes out of date or gets canceled. Second, it wipes out all of our past mistakes and provides everything we need not only to survive but to flourish during our life on earth. And third, it guarantees an eternal home with God in heaven.
So how do we sign up? It’s easy. “Anyone who trusts in him will never be put to shame…for, Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” (Romans 10:11,13)