That’s Not Fair

RE Verse reading–Mark 15:40-16:8 (day five) It’s a phrase that gets thrown around frequently these days. It’s an attitude of entitlement, selfishness, and comparison. It’s a word I often refuse to let slide when I hear it, often responding, “Fair (fare) is what you pay to ride a bus!” Our culture and own flesh will tell us life is supposed to be fair. One of most important lessons the gospel teaches us is that life is not meant to be fair. At the cross, an innocent “lamb” is killed in my place. The Lord Himself taking my sin, my punishment, and my deserving wrath of God. God’s Amazing Grace comes at a monumental cost! That’s not fair!! My own heart looks at circumstances and life in general and tries to influence me to think that life should be fair, that I deserve better. But, when the Holy Spirit reminds me of the cross, salvation, and the eternal promises of the Father, I am reminded that if “life is NOT fair” for Him, why should it be fair for me?

Author: Scott Lane

Scott Lane is the Executive Pastor of Ministry at FBCSA.

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  1. I always say, “if life was fair, Jesus would not have had to die on the cross”. It’s so easy to say and so hard to live. Gratefully, we have that fight!

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