Thursday, January 07, 2010

Is God Unfair?

Sometimes, when we are down and out, we tend to compare with other people supposedly having better fortunes than us. We let their plenty overshadow whatever little that we have. We let their happiness, rub salt on our wounds of sadness. Such emotions of despair easily leads us down the path of depression. We blame society for their lack of compassion. We blame the government for not doing more. We blame the Church for not caring for us. We blame God for being unfair.

Our emotions colour our view of the world and the things around us. It is during times like these that we need to recollect our scattered thoughts and feelings, and anchor them on the Word of God. Remember Jesus' words in the parable of the vineyard?

Is it not lawful for me to do what I wish with what is my own? Or is your eye envious because I am generous?’ “So the last shall be first, and the first last.” (Matt 20:15-16)

What an apt reminder that we are all under grace! Whether we are first, or whether we are last, or simply somewhere in the middle, we are all in the same condition. We are all under grace. Each time we say or think, "God is not fair," it does not indicate God's sense of justice has been changed. It simply means that we have forgotten that we all live by grace. If we claim God is unfair, wouldn't that be equivalent to saying that we are on a higher pedestal than our LORD, and in the process, unwittingly judging God?


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