Then you will understand what is right, just, and fair, and you will find the right way to go. – Proverbs 2:9 NLT
How often do little children see something done to them and cry out, “That isn’t fair!” But isn’t it usually the child that is being mistreated that cries out? The child doing whatever is wrong, unjust, or unfair usually doesn’t even realize because they are focused on themselves, their wants, their desires.
Many adults, even ourselves can prove ourselves to be stunted in our own spiritual maturity by the very same attitudes. When a friend needs us to pay for them, we fall asleep instead – reminding us of the disciples in the garden with Jesus. Our the trials come and we find ourselves running away and hiding, and even denying Christ by our unfaithfulness.
I’m glad that He faithful not only to forgive, but to come into our lives with a spirit of power, of love, and of self control so that we might not just know what is right, just, and fair towards others – but so that we might live it out.
LORD, don’t let us just have head knowledge about your Word, which is the Way, the Truth, and the Life — but let us have heart understanding that leads us along, following the Word, with our crosses in hand, with our trials around us, but with our God before us. Amen.