Is God fair? Does equality or fairness still exists? If God is fair then why do evil men prosper? Why do poor people exist? Why do good people suffer from an incurable disease? Why do babies die at a very young age?
Have you ever asked God these questions?
In the eyes of many, nothing seems to be fair left in this world except God. Is He?
We doubt as if we were made to believe that fairness or justice was long gone in man’s vocabulary. We may not fully understand or grasp why these things happen but the answers to our questions lies in the very purpose of Jesus.
One man was convinced and realized that God is fair, that equality exists. In the book of Acts, Luke believed and strongly profess as he says, ” I now realize how true it is that God treats everyone the same”. What does he mean “God treats everyone the same?” (Acts 10:34)
Before we jumped into the context and deeper meaning of this verse , I’d like to give you a diagram of two differing words that would help us understand more of God’s fairness.
Treating everyone the same in other versions means shows no favoritism.
root word for fairness
synonyms: just , equitable
to show impartiality.
free from favoritism
root word favoritism
synonyms: grace, kindness
to show partiality
treat with favor
Injustice on earth is at the hands of men, not of God. Fairness means, He gives equal chances to everyone. What Luke is trying to persuade us, is that God gives us the liberty to be saved. Salvation is offered freely to everyone, and its up to us whether we’ll accept it or not. He gave us the freewill or the choice.
If God does not allow favoritism, have you asked why Christians are highly favored? or why do people who observe and obeys God’s command are favored by God?
Yes, God’s favor are promised to them because they have chosen God. Everyone has been given the chance to accept him but not everyone will receive God’s blessings because not everyone has decided to accept and follow him.
God’s fairness doesn’t contradict to God’s favor. Our obedience does coincide with his favor and so does our disobedience to punishment/destruction. (We’ll see God’s promises in the book of Deuteronomy in chapter 28).
God’s fairness isn’t seen and defined in man’s own way but God wants us to be just and act justly just as He is.
I’d like to answer each questions that I wrote above , so to give your inquisitive minds satisfaction.
-Is God fair?
Yes, if you are not convinced let me ask you why?
-Why do evil men prosper?
Everyone is given different talents and skills; knowing one’s strengths and capabilities will lead you to become successful but it’s up to them whether they will acknowledge the giver of those gifts.Some do but only for a season,never eternally usually not even enough to satisfy them. Do not envy them because it wouldn’t last long.
Those who definitely knew and has cultivated their gifts will eventually lead them to prosper. It is by our own will.
Do not fret when wicked men seem to succeed! Do not envy evildoers! For they will quickly dry up like grass, and wither away like plants
-Why do poor people exist?
We have heard many stories of people from rags to riches who became successful bec. of hard work and determination.
Lazy people want much but get little, but those who work hard will prosper and be satisfied.
-Why do good people suffer an incurable disease? why do babies die at a very young age?
Are you a good person? Have you ever stolen anything? even just a coin from your mother’s pocket? have you ever told a lie? white lies? If yes, then you’re not a good person.
Jesus said to him, “Why do you call me good? No one is good except one– God. Mark 10:18
Everyone has sinned and failed God’s standard according to Romans 3:23
We may nor fully understand why God allows it to happen but is said that is for our good (Romans 8:28)
We are also stewards of our own body, if our body is the temple of the holy spirit then we should take care of it (1 Corinthians 6:19)