Justice is the Fairness of Life

Justice is the Fairness of Life

How do you feel when you are treated unfairly?  Exasperated?  “But it isn’t fair!”  Perhaps you were misunderstood.  Maybe the referee made a biased call or you were falsely accused of something.  The scales in our justice system are imperfect.  People are not always given fair or equal treatment.

Someone asked, “Where is God in all of this?”  He is right where He was when His own Son hung blameless on the cross.  These two words, trust and forgiveness, are used repetitively in this book.  The question is, “Can I trust God with the outcome?”  That depends on your next answer, “Can I forgive?”  Forgiveness does not circumvent God’s system of justice, nor does it excuse unjust behavior.  The wheels of justice turn slowly, but they do turn.  Let God right the wrongs and you will see “poetic justice” at work.

Psalm 89:14

“Judgment and justice are the habitation of Thy throne.”

Practical Application and Assignments:

Robert Schuller said, “Life is not fair, but God is good.”  Learning to deal with injustice is an important key to success because whether we like it or not, it is a part of life.  Someone said, “Injustice anywhere, threatens justice everywhere.”

  • “Be a good sport.” How many times did you hear those words growing up? They usually follow an embarrassing situation, a derogatory remark, a questionable loss of a game or competition,
  •      or unfair treatment. Good sportsmanship is referring to responding with dignity instead of reacting with a temper tantrum. Unfairness is not an excuse to misbehave.
  • Get all of the facts before forming an opinion. Never deal with people unfairly. Treat each person equitably. A person of integrity exhibits fairness, justice, and impartiality.
  • Pray that our nation and government will live up to its Pledge of Allegiance for liberty and justice for all.

“…He that ruleth over men must be just.” II Samuel 23:3

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