Is God Fair?
I saw a little bit of a show on terrorism this past week. It angered and saddened my heart to see the 5 year-old children being taught through songs, cartoons, teachers, and parents that being a "martyr" was the highest honor. My parents were over for a family day on Sunday and I expressed some of my thoughts aloud saying things like, "How are these kids supposed to know the truth about
Jesus when they are taught such lies from such a young age?" My wise dad gently rebuked me and said to me, "What you are really asking is the question so many ask around the world... Is God fair?" Immediately I realized that I could not stay in that place of questioning God's goodness or fairness. I know full well what the Bible says. God is just. God is good. God is love.
Although most of us know these truths very well, do we believe them with all our heart? Do we live by them? Maybe you are questioning if God is being fair or good in your own life? You might not be questioning him out loud, but are you living each and every day without doubting God is good. If not, we need to seek forgiveness for believing the lies of Satan and begin to meditate on the truth of God's Holy Word.
Psalm 145:8-9 states, "The Lord is gracious and full of compassion, slow to anger and great in mercy. The Lord is good to all. And His tender mercies are over all His works."
Let us take this Word to heart and praise God for His goodness in each of our lives!