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 sinned against God 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), someone had to pay the penalty of our sins that we may be saved.
God offered His Son Jesus to die on the cross in our place, taking the punishment that we deserve “For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him” (2 Corinthians 5:21). All we have to do is believe in Him and follow Him. Then, we will be saved, forgiven, and receive an eternal home in heaven “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).
God draws all men to Him (John 12:32). We all have the chance to respond to His calls of love “Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth” (Isaiah 45:22). 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). But those who respond will receive far more, and much better, than what they deserve “Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us” (Ephesians 3:20).
In His service,
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