"It's Not Fair!" (Matthew 5:45)

“It’s not fair!”


Everyday, people of all ages and cultures, proclaim these words. We think the world should follow rules of justice, organized by cause and effect. If evil is done, it should be punished. If good deeds are performed, it should be rewarded. But how often do we see just the opposite occur? Criminals escape prosecution. Kind actions are ignored and backfire. God cannot possibly be in control of this world! It’s not fair!


...for He makes His sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust.

Matthew 5:45 (NKJV)


This same plaintive cry has been uttered for thousands of years. Jesus spoke these words to His disciples on the Sermon on the Mount. He wanted to make it clear that our lives should not be based upon looking for evidence of cause and effect. We need to acknowledge that God is in control of His entire creation. If we do not see an immediate cause and effect, it does not mean that God is not there. We should be thankful for God’s mercy and grace and realize that all hell and chaos would literally break loose if God were not in control. God is operating on His time schedule to accomplish His purpose and none other. God cares for everyone, the good and evil, the just and unjust. If He seems as though He tarries, He is giving all unbelievers and seekers time and an opportunity to repent of our sins, and come to His Son, Jesus Christ, and acknowledge Him as Lord and Savior. Not fair? This is fairness in its most supreme and eternal manifestation!


It’s not fair!


Don’t look to the world for cause and effect. Look to God to pause and reflect!


Love and trust the Lord; seek His will in your life.