Is God Fair
Some wonder: is God fair? Fairness would mean that everyone receives exactly what he or she deserves. If God was completely fair, we would all be sentenced to death for our sins, which is exactly what we deserve because we have all disobeyed Him and are, therefore, worthy of eternal death. “For the wages of sin is death” (Romans 6:23).
God is much more than fair! God is infinitely “merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abundant in goodness and truth” (Exodus 34:6). But because He is also holy, just and righteous (Isaiah 48:17), our sins had to atoned for that we may be saved from its penalty.
God offered His Son Jesus to die on the cross in our place, taking the punishment that we deserve. “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life” (John 3:16). He has made His Son to be sin for us that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him (2 Corinthians 5:21).
All we have to do is to accept His death on our behalf (John 1:12) and “walk, even as He walked” (1 John 2:6). If we respond to Him, we will receive far more, and much better, than what we deserve. We will have exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us” (Ephesians 3:20). Then, we will be saved, forgiven, and receive an eternal home in heaven.
But those who do not respond, will receive what they deserve because of their sinful deeds. “He that believeth not is condemned” (John 3:18, 36). God draws all men to Him (John 12:32). Therefore, let us respond to His call of love. For He says, “Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth” (Isaiah 45:22).
In His service,