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Saturday, October 26, 2013

It is not Fair

No it probably isn't.  But as I have said before, fair is not so much a Biblical concept.  That does not make it easier to deal with what seems unfair.  Even David, a man after God’s heart struggled with fairness.  I do.  I am.
You ever think that something isn't fair?  That may not be the real issue.  Thoughts at DTTB.
There are situations with which I am dealing that anger me.  People who are given honor that from where I sit should be chastised.  I cannot control that.  It does not seem fair.  So what do I do?

Psalm 73:3 tells me where to start.  David said it first and it rings true with me.  David was envious of the arrogant.  That is it isn’t it.  When I think something is unfair, the real issue with me is envy.  I think somehow I should be getting the attention rather than the one who is “arrogant.”

That envy reveals in me a lack of trust of God’s plan for my life.  I do not trust Him that He has for me His best.  Or I do not agree with Him that what He has for me is best; which is another problem.

I cannot control what God is doing with someone else, whether I think it is fair, right, or not.  I am responsible for my response to what I see.  Envy, plain and simple, is sin.  That is something I can deal with.  Perhaps not easily, but it is something I must deal with all the same.

2 comments:

  1. Uncomfortably true! It's taken me a lot of years to recognize that Jesus was driving at this very issue, and a whole lot of others in Matt.7:1-5. If I'm "judging" someone, maybe condemning them for their "sin," it's a dead giveaway that I'm guilty of the same, and probably to a far greater extent. Not good.

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    1. Yeah but your response is good... Thanks for taking time to share it.

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