There is a popular adage that says, “the only certainty in life is death and taxes.” None one can argue about the veracity of that saying. It seems to be true on all fronts.
Life is a vapour, says the Word of God. “You do not know what will happen tomorrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapor that appears for a little time and then vanishes away,” (James 4:14). Life is temporary and full of the uncertain. Psalm 144:4 “Man is like a breath; his days are like a passing shadow.”
Life is not guaranteed; tomorrow is promised to no one. There are many scriptures in the Holy Bible that point us to the futility of life. So because of our temporariness, we have to look to someone who can guarantee more than temporary life. Someone who has life eternal and who can change our physical bodies to one that can withstand time, diseases and aging.
In our daily lives, there are times when we need someone to shoulder a possible default on a loan our debt. That person may be needed to co-sign on a loan, the purchase of personal or household goods and services in the event the purchaser is unable to pay at some point. That person is known as a guarantor.
The Great God, YAHWEH, is more than a guarantor for all human beings who have chosen to follow and submit their lives to Him, which He makes possible through the death of His only begotten Son, Jesus, the Christ. What He promises is more than what a guarantor can provide. God promises us eternal life – no death, no pain, no sorrow.
1 Peter 1:24,” For you have been born again, not of perishable seed, but of imperishable, through the living and enduring word of God. For, “All flesh is like grass, and all its glory like the flowers of the field; the grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of the Lord stands forever.”
Those words are true and befitting to every human being who comes to the knowledge of the truth of truly who God is and what plans He has for those who choose to follow Him through a life of submission, after repentance for the remission of sins. When we do that, Jesus Christ’s death enable us, through unmerited pardon, or grace, to enter His eternal rest. Life is no longer temporary, but everlasting in his world-ruling kingdom to be established on a renewed earth, not in heaven.
2 Peter 3:13 But in keeping with God’s promise, we are looking forward to a new heaven and a new earth, where righteousness dwells. Revelation 21:1 Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and earth had passed away, and the sea was no more.
Who then is your guarantor? You may have guarantors during your sojourn here on earth – temporarily. The only true guarantor is Jesus Christ! He holds the key to everlasting life! For more on this subject, download FREE our booklet, THE ASSURANCE OF SALVATION.