March 2: “That’s Not Fair!”

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Today’s Bible Reading:

Leviticus 25:47-27:13
Mark 10:32-52
Psalm 45:1-17
Proverbs 10:22 

Today’s Bible Verse(s):

Psalm 45:6 (NLT): “Your throne, O God, endures forever and ever. You rule with a scepter of justice.”

Reflections on Today’s Bible Verse(s):

Within every one of us is the ability to cry out: “That’s not fair!”

Maybe a guilty criminal skirts justice and goes free. Perhaps we have been pursuing holiness with a passion … and we get cancer anyway. On and on, these sorts of scenarios could go. We sometimes feel like life isn’t playing fair.

But, as Christians, we know that life isn’t running itself. God is in control of all things, so we may come to question God’s justice.

Well, our verse for the day reminds us that God is still on His throne and that He “rule(s) with a scepter of justice.” 

God is fair, and He will demonstrate justice. We simply may not see it. 

So, we need to trust Him. Trust is when we don’t have all of the facts, but we believe that He’s doing the right thing. Our belief is so strong that we can actually rest in Him. Even when something doesn’t seem fair, we rest in the fact that God is doing the right thing. We believe that justice is or will eventually be administered. So we’re OK with what God allows us to experience. 


Matt Ellis is the pastor of First Baptist Church in Polk City, Florida (fbcpolkcity.com). His latest book is God’s Grace in the Real World. Connect with him on FacebookTwitter, or LinkedIn.

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I have an incredible wife that God gave to me on May 10, 1997. Since then, the Lord has blessed us with three wonderful boys. I am also the pastor of the First Baptist Church of Polk City, Florida.

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