not fair

IMG_0305Job 21

Job’s therapists had been charging him with sin, and taking the calamity that had fallen upon him as evidence.  Job replies – essentially – “what world do you live in?”  In the world that Job knows about, justice does not happen mechanistically.  Good men suffer, while the wicked are often spared any consequences to their depravity.  They go to Sheol (where everyone goes at death to await resurrection and judgment) in peace.  Justice is delayed until judgment day.  This life is not a machine, dispensing out justice to those who need it.  If it were, then people in Job’s condition would obviously be guilty of something to deserve their fate.

LORD, this world is not fair, but you are. You promise hope beyond this world. Thank you.

About Jefferson Vann

Jefferson Vann is a former Christian missionary and a candidate for pastoral ministry. You can contact him at marmsky@gmail.com -- !
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