The one thing men continually seek is security and it
is the desire that furnishes the constant urge to acquire wealth. Thus
human urge is capitalized upon by those who have established insurance
companies, who undertake to sell a guaranteed future to the individual
for a premium. Men insure themselves against loss by fire or other destructive
happenings and they gamble upon life's expectancy by basing future security
upon the promise that, if premature death comes, their families will receive
adequate financial support.
But there seems to be no way to insure against depreciation in
the purchasing power of our money when the value of the dollar shrinks.
For instance the purchasing power of the dollar has shurken about 5000%
since 1950. Millions who today have their savings invested for the purpose
of insuring their future against financial loss seem to be unaware that
those investments are rapidly becoming valueless as a result of inflation,
with the corresponding depreciation in the purchasing power of the dollar.
If the present trends continue, the day is not far away when all such assets
will become of no more value than the paper on which the future promise
to pay is printed.
Actually, we are facing the overthrow of the whole present Jewish
economic structure and only through Divine protection will a man escape
the full force of this disastrous occurrence. Solomon declared, "The wicked
are overthrown, and are not: but the house of the righteous shall stand."
(Proverbs 12:7) In the face of the sweeping disaster that is inevitable
in a world bent on self-destruction, the promise is given, "Whoso hearkeneth
unto me shall dwell safely, and shall be quiet from fear of evil." (Proverbs
To hearken to the Lord is to give genuine heed to all His instructions,
including the requirements of the perfect Law of the Lord. What better
way could a man follow for, "The law of the Lord is perfect converting
the soul; the testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple. The
statutes of the lord are right, rejoicing the heart: the commandment of
the Lord is pure, enlightening the yes. The fear of the Lord is clean,
enduring for ever: the judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether.
More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold: sweeter
also than honey and the honeycomb. Moreover by them is thy servant warned:
and in keeping of them there is great reward." (Psalm 19:7-11)
The promised reward dwelling safely, free from the fear of evil,
for of the righteous the Psalmist declared, "There shall no evil befall
thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling." (Psalm 91:10)
This is a type of security that cannot be purchased at any price
and no payment of any amount in insurance premiums could secure for the
individual protection equal to that promised, for "The eyes of the Lord
are upon the righteous, and his ears are open unto their cry." (Psalm 34:15)
But of those who refuse to choose the fear of the Lord, "Therefore shall
they eat of the fruit of their own way, and be filled with their own devices.
For the turning away of the simple shall slay them, and the prosperity
of fools shall destroy them." (Proverbs 1;31-32)
Surely, if men consider it wise to insure their lives in behalf
of loved ones dependent upon them in case of death, as well as insuring
their homes and all other property owned against destruction, is it not
far more worthwhile to insure themselves and their dwelling places against
every form of spiritual evil? All they need to do is to comply with the
Divine requirements so that their persons and their homes may come under
the protection of Him who promises the righteous that evil will not be
allowed to come near their dwelling places, "For the Lord knoweth the way
of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish." (Psalm 1:6)
"Political freedom is an idea but not a fact..." (Protocol 1:6)