“God is fair and just” – Psalm 25:8 (NIV)
It is tempting to go through life bitter shouldering the burden that life here on earth is not fair. A couple of months ago I saw a picture of a young under nourished child who died from starvation as a result of the war in Yemen. What had that child to do with such a bitter and coarse war? Is life here on earth fair, you and I can wonder!
Life on earth is not fair because we live in a fallen world (Genesis 3). After the fall of Adam we all live on cursed grounds. Neither has any living being done anything to deserve fairness- for we have all fallen short of God (Romans 3:23). However, much as we long for a paradise on earth it will not be and in fact, our Lord Jesus warned us, “In this world you will have trouble. But take heart I have overcome the world” (John 16:33).
For believers there is indeed comfort in the knowledge that while the world we live in and all around us we are stuck with unfairness we have a fair and just God. Our Lord Jesus is seated at the right hand of God and will one day judge the dead and living with God’s just laws. So, when you notice things that trouble you take heart that a day will come when a just and fair God will reign supreme.
Prayer for today: Lord Father in heaven, whenever I encounter with unfairness help me remember that you are a fair and just God and one day your just laws shall reign over the earth.