What’s fair? I want life to deal me a set of cards within the expected range of probability. When life fails, I call it unfair.
Do everything without grumbling or arguing, so that you may become blameless and pure, “children of God without fault in a warped and crooked generation.”Philippians 2v14-15
When I grumble about what life sent, I am grumbling against God. When I judge what I am dealt as fair or unfair, then I am standing over my Lord as his judge, as if I know what was right and fair. I find myself here embarrassingly often
When I humbly accept what my good Father sends me, then I am becoming a pure child of God. He does not work fairness the way I want. He sends his rain on the righteous and the unrighteous.
Then you will shine among them like stars in the sky as you hold firmly to the word of life.Philippians 2v15-16
If I begrudge what life sends me. I am frustrated because I did not get the resources for doing what I want. Far better to let go of my plan and take hold of the word of life!
If I receive what life sends with humility, I admit that the Lord’s ways are a mystery and I don’t know where they are going. My way forward is not to grasp my plan but to allow the Lord to unfold his plan and walk that way with grace, shining as I go.
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2 thoughts on “Fair?”
Thanks for this insight.
We can’t be humble enough.
Your opening sentence inserted that everything I experience in life is sent by God.
Discerning what are the good gifts, the good way Father is leading (even when that’s different to my desired & can appear hard, unfair etc) & when our life experiences have been warped by the one who lies, steals and kills… Might also affect my response to what feels an “unfair” turn of events?
I fear I may have strayed into the theology of something I know little about, but in wanting to respond to the challenge in your reflection, I come up against the question does God cause sickness…. I don’t believe He does 😊….