Ezekiel 18:25 “Yet ye say, The way of the Lord is not equal. Hear now, O house of Israel; Is not my way equal? Are not your ways unequal?
Some today would complain, “God just isn’t fair! He doesn’t treat me right! He lets other people get by, others have all they want and I have nothing! I pray and I read the Bible and for the most part I try to live right! Other people can get away with everything but I seem to suffer all the time! What’s wrong with God? Maybe there is no God after all!”
Dear Reader, who are we to criticize the fairness of God? Consider the next verse: “If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me.” (Psalm 66:18)
If we hold on to sin, try to hide or tolerate sin (any sin), God will simply not hear our prayers. It is as though our sin creates a wall between us and God, and He cannot hear us until we remove that wall. So instead of accusing God of not playing fair, we should examine ourselves (II Corinthians 13:5). Are we being fair to God? Come now, if you are truly a child of the King, if you have been washed in the blood of the Lamb . . . do you hold on to some sin? Do you refuse to give it up because you might miss it? Is it too pleasurable to let go? Examine yourself. Be honest with yourself. What is your wall? If you are doing something He tells you not to do, that is sin. If you are not doing something He tells you to do, that is sin. Is there something in your life that is more important than pleasing Him? Is it money? Is it power or position? Is it another person? Is it fun, sport or business? What ever it may be, it’s very importance makes it at least a weight and a worst a sin!
Do you want God to be fair? He is already fair and just. So the problem is yours . . . be fair to Him. Tear down that wall. Find that sin and repent. Go humbly before the Throne of Grace and receive forgiveness. Let His mighty hands help you tear down the walls that separate and keep it down.
“If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn away from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sins, and will heal their land.” (II Chronicles 7:14)
Now what can be more fair than that?
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