Is, God, Fair, To, Me?
"Depart from evil, and do good, and dwell forever more. For the Lord loves
justice, and does not forsake His saints; they are preserved forever, but
the descendants of the wicked shall be cut off. The righteous shall inherit
the land, and dwell in it forever."
The reason many people are grumbly hateful rather than humbly grateful is
that they have this belief, this conviction that no matter what, "God is
fair." Let me tell you: God is not fair. God is just.
Fairness is a human attribute. "Fairness" implies that God owes us
something, and if we don't get it, God isn't "fair" to us. Or if somebody
gets more than we got, or before we get it, we grumble and pout, "That's not
fair. So-and-so got more than I got."
That has nothing to do with it. Again, God is not "fair." God is
just-perfectly righteous and holy. God owes us nothing, but He owes His own
sense of integrity everything.
Nobody's going to cry out for mercy until they see that God is just. When we
do, then we'll cry out for mercy. Don't complain, "I didn't get this or
that." Instead say, "Lord God, You are a just God, and now I need mercy.
Give me what I don't deserve. Give me mercy, dear Lord, not because I have
it coming to me, but because You are loving and kind."