Life is NOT Fair

There is nothing fair about life.

I was at the Basics Conference for pastors at Parkside Church this week, and a message reminded me of this powerful truth. I encourage you to read the parable of the laborer a in the vineyard. It is found in Matthew 20.

A few thoughts to challenge you this beautiful Friday.

1. We don’t praise God enough for what He’s done.

The laborers who worked all day didn’t praise God for what they had. They weren’t portrayed as grateful, but selfish. If we’ve been laboring long for God, let’s remember to be grateful for what He’s given us!

2. We are not the landowner.

This simply means things will not always work the way we think they’re supposed to work. Churches will not grow like we think. Sacrifice will not always be rewarded. People getting saved at the end of their lives will go to heaven. Many things that seems unjust will stand. Why? Because God is God and we are not.

3. He may give us what we deserve.

We should be careful whining to God about what we think we deserve. He may just give it to us. That could be the line from this conference that will resonate with me for months and years to come.

Life is not fair. God is ultimately just. His ways seem so upside down at times, but we should be careful to give him all the praise – all the time.

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