Life is Not Fair



Life is Not Fair



Does God pervert justice? Does the Almighty pervert what is right?
Job 8:3 (NIV)

When I read my Bible, I am in awe of God’s perfect wisdom. I never question the big picture, knowing that God is a good God. But at times, I have struggled with personal questions of fairness such as: “Why do other people, even in their 60s, have their parents when I lost mine at age 20? Why do some couples struggle to conceive a child while others abort theirs or mistreat them?

These questions are not mentioned in the Bible. It seems as if some people receive an unfair share of advantages and blessing.

The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines the word fair as free from bias, dishonesty, or injustice.
Have you ever felt that life isn’t fair? You look around at others and it appears that their lives are free from the troubles that plague yours. 

How often do we question the fairness of things? I am certain that it is too often to count. God is eternally just, but there are times I’ve questioned His immediate perspective of fairness. I remember the times that I passed my own judgement as to what was fair and unfair, only to realize later that I needed to see things from God’s perspective.

In Matthew 25:14-30 Jesus uses the parable of the talents to describe His kingdom perspective on fairness. In the parable, the master gave each servant a different number of talents. To the first, he gave five talents; to the next he gave two talents; and to the last he gave one talent. (One talent equalled the amount a man could earn in about 1 ½ years).

It doesn’t seem fair from the perspective of the servant who only received one talent, does it? But the master entrusted specific sums of money based on his knowledge of their individual abilities to invest the money and multiply it. If you take the perspective of the Master, the money belonged to him. It was fair for him to distribute the money in a way that would bring the most increase.

God gives us each unique aptitudes and abilities. We are not all gifted in the same way, but we can each become what God has called us individually to be. When we become caught up in the unfairness of “what we’re not,” we lose sight of the abilities that God has given us to bring increase to His kingdom. We must replace our concerns about what is fair with a passion for the lives God has created for us.

Are you ready to choose to trust that God is fair? Will you direct your passion into fully discovering and applying the talents and gifts He has placed in you? That’s the choice driven life!


Today’s Bible Reading: 

1 Kings 2; 1 Chr 29; Romans 7





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