Friday, January 11, 2019

Life is Unfair

Life is Unfair

                                            Daniel 1:1-5

How many times have we heard a little child or even an adult say, “That’s not fair?” We all have experienced things in our lives that we could say were, “not fair.” Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah all faced difficult times even though they obeyed God. They were not protected from God’s judgment upon the people of Judah and were uprooted from their homes. They were taken away from their families and removed from the way of life that they had been accustomed to living. That doesn’t seem fair! Keep in mind, just because we name the name of Christ and call ourselves a Christian, does not mean that we will be protected from unfair treatment or from the pain and consequences of another’s sin.

As a Christian, we need to understand that we can work through anything if we remember the wonderful riches of our salvation. Ephesians 1:3 says, “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ:” God has given to us, “exceeding great and precious promises: that by these we might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust” (2 Peter 1:3,4). The word precious means: there is nothing like them, they are utterly unequaled. We possess a precious faith based on God’s precious promises–––what more could we ask for!

When you feel like life is just not fair, please realize; God controls all the details of your life and puts all things together for your good and His glory. Are you thankful even for the things that seem seriously unfair?  Have you forgotten the riches of your salvation? This is a reminder of how great your salvation truly is even during the seemingly unfair trials of life. How tragic the consequences of life are when you have forgotten God’s unequaled promises or, have never known what true salvation really means. 

Lord, may I never forget the riches of my salvation, though life seems unfair.

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