random acts of unfairness


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random acts of unfairness

Ezekiel 18:25-29 (JDV)

Ezekiel 18:25 “But you say, ‘Yahveh’s way isn’t fair.’ Now listen, house of Israel: Is it my way that is unfair? Instead, isn’t it your ways that are unfair?
Ezekiel 18:26 When a righteous person turns from his righteousness and acts unjustly, he will die for this. He will die because of the injustice he has committed.
Ezekiel 18:27 But if a guilty person turns from the guilt he has committed and does what is just and right, he will preserve his throat.
Ezekiel 18:28 He will certainly live because he thought it over and turned from all the rebellions he had committed; he will not die.
Ezekiel 18:29 But the house of Israel says, ‘Yahveh’s way isn’t fair.’ Is it my ways that are unfair, house of Israel? Instead, isn’t it your ways that are unfair?

random acts of unfairness

Greenhill suggests that the charge against God is that his “way is not well weighed, artificially framed, and exactly done, but irregular, crooked and sinful” (462). They are accusing God of acting randomly. It most certainly seems to be the case sometimes. But we do not see things from the eternal perspective that the LORD does. He sees beyond the immediate. If we could see what God sees, and know what he knows, we would be able to perceive his fairness. The fact that we are limited in our vision and insight means that we must learn to trust him when we think he is acting unfairly.

LORD, forgive us for failing to trust you and accusing you of random acts of unfairness.


  • Greenhill, William, and James Sherman. An Exposition of the Prophet Ezekiel, with Useful Observations Thereupon, Delivered in Several Lectures in London A.D. 1650. 1837.

About Jefferson Vann

Jefferson Vann is pastor of Piney Grove Advent Christian Church in Delco, North Carolina. You can contact him at marmsky@gmail.com -- !
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