LIFE ISN’T FAIR
No matter how hard we try to make life fair, it just isn’t going to happen. Right from the start, it wasn’t fair for Cain to take out his anger at God on Abel (Genesis 4:3-8); nor was it fair King Saul took out his insecurities on David (I Samuel 18:5-9); and it certainly wasn’t fair for the Pharisees to take their fears out on Jesus (John 11:46-50). You too have had unfair things happen to you. All the anger, insecurities and fears (sins) of people, have wrought so much evil on mankind since the beginning of time. This is why we must forgive those who hurt us and focus on…
WHAT IS GOOD…
”…I want you to be wise about what is good, and innocent about what is evil.” Romans 16:19
With all the personal and global injustices being shown by the media, it’s easy to get caught up on all of it, and not on God and His timing. This is why Paul wants us to be ‘wise’ about what is good, and ‘innocent’ of what is evil. If we reverse this verse, it’s easier to grasp. Imagine being well versed or experienced with evil, but ignorant or uninformed about what is good. Uh, that’s no bueno. It is better to be naive about evil. But this does not just happen automatically - it takes ‘good’ planning. If we do not plan to be wise, wisdom will not come to us.
…AND LET GOD HANDLE IT.
”The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet…” Romans 16:20
We know that the origin of all evil is the devil. He has incited and tempted man from Adam to now. The truth is, we’ve never been able to completely defeat evil, though we try. This was one of the reasons Jesus came to earth - to destroy the devil’s works (I John 3:8). God is the only one who can stamp out all the evil injustices done on earth. It is interesting that Paul describes the one who will crush Satan as the God of peace. The reason is, there will be no permanent peace until Satan is destroyed. So, we trust God with all the injustices done to us because God makes everything beautiful in it’s time (Ecclesiastes 3:11).
”The Lord longs to be gracious to you; He rises to show compassion. The Lord is a God of justice. Blessed are all who wait for Him!” Isaiah 30:18