Is God fair?

Re: Verse reading–Matthew 20:1-16 (day one)

“These men. . .only worked one hour. . .and you have made them equal to us who have borne the burden of the work and the heat of the day. “–v 12.

Is God fair?  By our standards, I mean?  Does He rule the universe with an even hand?

Not if you mean EQUAL, He isn’t.  Some people will have harder assignments than others.  Some people will get more talents.  (See Matthew 25)  Some will serve longer.  Some will eat better.

Not if you mean JUSTICE, He isn’t.  Including any of us in His Kingdom goes far beyond justice.  It is mercy!

But, if you mean GENEROUS and KIND and WISE, yes!  His will for each of us is “good and acceptable and perfect.”  (Romans 12:2)  Don’t compare! Trust God!  Receive what He gives you, both assignment and reward. More than fair, God is good.

“If I want HIM to remain until I return, what is that to you?  YOU follow ME.”–John 21:22.



Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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