He’s Totally Fair

         God gets blamed for lots of things He has had absolutely nothing to do with. Along with assigning fault, we often add insult to injury by taking His own word out of context as we apply it to the situation. When a serious illness won’t go away, we blame God (I thought I was healed by Jesus’ stripes, but I prayed for healing, and God ignored me). When a loved one dies, we blame God (The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away). When we’re struggling against giving up immoral feelings or a negative habit, we blame God (God knows how He made me).

          Illness, death, struggles, and all the other stuff with which we deal are tough. We tend to cope with the stress of the situation by injecting the word into it. However, when we do so, we are handling things backwards. If we’re going to successfully navigate the tough stuff, we need a completely opposite modus operendi. When life smacks us in the face, we need to start with the Word of God and then inject the stress of the situation into it. In other words, don’t judge the Word by the situation; judge the situation by the truth of the Word. Illness and death are the result of the fall of man. God is able to heal us physically, but He doesn’t always, and unless Jesus returns first, “it is appointed unto man once to die” (Hebrews 9:27). As for immoral feelings and negative habits, God does not “tempt us toward evil” (James 1:13-14), so these must be seen as the outgrowth of temptation and/or deception.

           The Message Bible translates Job 37:23 as follows: “Mighty God! Far beyond our reach! Unsurpassable in power and justice! It’s unthinkable that he’d treat anyone unfairly.” God loves us, He’s almighty, and He’s totally fair. He allows nothing that will destroy us, nor does He cause us to desire that which would not please Him. To the contrary; He empowers and encourages us. It’s absolutely “unthinkable that He’d treat anyone unfairly.”

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©2011 Sharon Norris Elliott. Feel free to forward this devotion in its entirety, including this copyright line. Leave comments, ask questions, read past devotions, or subscribe to receive these devotions daily in your e-mail at www.sanewriter.wordpress.com. Also, periodically check in at www.LifeThatMatters.net to see what’s going on in the ministry.

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~ by sanewriter on November 19, 2011.

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