Sunday, January 22, 2012


By:  Blackaby

It’s not fair. From the time we’re very young, most of us spend a lot of energy making sure things are fair. We watch our parents to make sure they don’t give our siblings more than they give us. We watch our friends to make sure they don’t have better toys, or nicer clothes, or more dates than we do. We do the same thing with God. We look at how He blesses someone else, and we can’t resist the urge to compare it with what He’s given us. We don’t realize the audacity involved in accusing God of being unfair. The Bible leaves no question that God is completely just. Our problem is that we don’t look at things the right way. Our problem is not that we have been given too little. Our problem is what we have done with what we’ve been given. Jesus made clear that we’re responsible for what God gives us, not what he gives others. If any unfairness is involved, it’s in the way we mishandle what God entrusts to us.

Take some time to consider how well you’re handling your blessings. Remember, God holds you accountable for what He’s given you, not what He has given your neighbor. If you’ve grown up in a Christian environment, with years of Bible study opportunities, God expects you to know His Word. He’s not being unfair to expect obedience from you, because you clearly know what He wants you to do. The important thing in life is not who gets what but how well you manage what you get. As a Christian, you’ve received a lot, so be ready to give an account for what you’ve done with it.

From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded; and from the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked. – Luke 12: 48(b)

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