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  • Writer's pictureJohn Kim

An Unfair God

Luke 23:15 “As you can see, he has done nothing to deserve death.” Last night I asked how Kyan enjoyed science camp with his brother Luke. He answered “well it wasn’t so great. I don’t know. Maybe I’m just being a sore loser because he kicked my butt at this game we played there.” I replied “well God is fair, and He has blessed you in some ways and He has blessed Luke in some ways. The important thing to remember is that he loves you. You know he loves you right?” “Yeah I do…” This morning in meditating on Jesus’ trial before Pilate, I realized that I was wrong in my sharing yesterday. It is true that God loves us, and it is true that this is more important than what talents he’s granted us. But it’s actually not true that God is fair. If God were fair, we’d all be burning in hell for eternity. If God were fair, he would not have died on the cross because even Pilate knew he didn’t deserve it. If God were fair, he wouldn’t leave the 99 to hunt down my soul and bring me back into relationship with him. Loving yes. Caring yes. Insanely generous yes. But fair? No… God is not fair, and thank goodness for that. Lord, I thank you for being so unfair. It blows my mind how blessed I am to serve an unfair God. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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