“Because I, God, love fair dealing and hate theivery and crime, I’ll pay your wages on time and in full, and establish my eternal covenant with you.” Isaiah 61:8
When my kids were little, I made certain each child had the same amount of packages under the Christmas tree and items in the Santa sock. They were too young to understand fairness in numbers doesn’t necessarily mean fairness in quality and cash value. But they knew how to count and suggest that an uneven number of gifts was not fair.
God created the world to be fair to all creatures. He gave man a woman so he would have a companion–a just thing to do for the future of man! He provided food for the sojourners who left Egypt, and then instead of feeling they had been treated with justice, they cried to Moses about how unfair it was that the food was blah and they couldn’t selfishly save some for a midnight snack.
God promises he’d be fair–he’ll “pay your wages on time and in full.” All he wants from us to be just is time, a portion of our possessions, and for us to love him and justly serve others in a fair way.
Dear Lord, when I begin to think life is unfair, remind me that you are a just God. Amen.