And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures,
which are able to make thee wise unto salvation
through faith which is in Christ Jesus.
All scripture is given by inspiration of God,
and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof,
for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
2 Timothy 3:15 & 16
Thy word is true from the beginning:
and every one of thy righteous judgments endureth for ever.
|The Fairness Of God|
O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out! For who hath known the mind of the Lord? or who hath been his counsellor? Or who hath first given to him, and it shall be recompensed unto him again? For of him, and through him, and to him, are all things: to whom be glory for ever. Amen. (Romans 11:33-36)
This is another book that is part of a sermon preached concerning the perception of the fairness of God. The fairness of God is a subject that is often misunderstood by Christians. This is especially the case when Christians do not spend much time in the words of the living God. They spend so much time in the words of fallen men whether they be Christians or people of the world and as a result, they imbibe the wrong concept on the nature of God concerning God’s dealings with fallen men. They look at the operations of the world with lens from the world. They measure what is fair or unfair, what is right or wrong with the wrong yardstick. Their standard of measurement is man centred instead of God centred. The Bible becomes just another book and is no longer the final authority in all matters of faith and practice. What is recorded in the Scriptures is conveniently explained away based on the wisdom from this world which is foolishness with God. This misunderstanding of the fairness of God is made even worse when they malign the nature of this gracious God and misrepresent the way God calls and elects sinners. This gives sinners the excuse to blaspheme God and they refuse to believe in the atoning sacrifice of the blessed Son of God for sinners that is all sufficient to save their sinful soul from hell fire.
When the fairness of God is not correctly learned from the Holy Bible, Christians very easily succumb to disappointment and discouragement when circumstances become unfavourable to them. The workings of Almighty God in this fallen world are misunderstood and very often Christians live their lives just like any other sinners in this world murmuring and complaining whenever they do not get things their way. It is the author’s hope that Christians will seriously examine the way God dealt with men in the Holy Bible and adjust their expectation and surrender their will to the will of this most benevolent God who loves us so much that He sent His only Begotten Son to die on the cross of Calvary for the sins of the whole world. Only then will a Christian be able to accept good and evil which may come his way all the days of his life and wait upon this gracious Lord and Saviour to work out circumstances for him and reward him in due time. This will enable a Christian to live a victorious Christian life to glorify the Lord who loves him so much who will not shortchange him on anything that is good for him.