It’s just not fair!

Hebrews 6:10 – “God is fair. He will not forget what you have done. He will remember the love you have shown him. You showed it when you helped his people. And you show it when you keep on helping them.”

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We’ve all lived through experiences in life that leave us with a feeling that we’ve been treated unjustly.  We ultimately are saying it just wasn’t fair.

In the legal field, I always see two sides.  The plaintiff and the defendant.  If they go to trial, for the most part, one side is going to be unhappy and possibly even both sides unhappy before it is finished.

There is almost always one side who feels that what occurred was just not fair.
Oftentimes, what they’re really trying to say is that they felt that they had a right cause. Or they were correct in their position in life. That because they did not win their case, they were done wrong.

Almost every conflict that occurs in our lives involves controversy when we feel we are right in our position. This may be in our relationships between ourselves and our spouses as well as our families and friends.

After all these years of doing the type of work before judges and juries, I’ve come to realize that never are either sides absolutely correct. Both sides have certain elements of what is perceived and what really is fair.

The one thing we can count on is that our God is always Fair. Nothing that He does is unfair.
The important question is not how we respond when we are treated fairly, but rather how do we respond in the face of being treated unfairly.

The scripture that we have today tells us that God will remember us for the love that we show Him. We show that love to Him by how we love our fellow brothers and sisters in Christ.

For the believer, it’s not whether we always get justice.  Our real opportunities to share Jesus may actually arise from the moments we do not receive justice. It is within those moments that our attitudes and responses will make the difference and bring the world to real justice in Christ Jesus.

Have a blessed day!

~Dean Burnetti

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