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Fairness

Jay Christian Huynh

Is anything fair? In the world of today, nothing seems to be fair. Violence, greed, and injustice are everywhere in the news. No matter where we live, we’ll seem to always witness unfairness. Whether it is a child at school or an adult at the workplace, somebody, somehow is being mistreated. The Bible also has a lot to say about this subject since God is an example of all truth and fairness. James 2:1-5 talk about the treatment of the wealthy compared to the poor.

“My brethren, hold not, in respect of persons, the faith of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ, for if there may come into your synagogue a man with gold ring, in gay raiment, and there may come in also a poor man in vile raiment, and ye may look upon him bearing the gay raiment, and may say to him, `Thou – sit thou here well,’ and to the poor man may say, `Thou – stand thou there, or, Sit thou here under my footstool,’ – ye did not judge fully in yourselves, and did become ill-reasoning judges. Hearken, my brethren beloved, did not God choose the poor of this world, rich in faith, and heirs of the reign that He promised to those loving Him?”

Matthew 7:12, also called the “Golden Rule,” teaches that:

“All things, therefore, whatever ye may will that men may be doing to you, so also do to them, for this is the law and the prophets.”

Jesus has also stated that the second most important command is to, “Love thy neighbor as thyself,” the first being to, “Love the Lord thy God out of all thy heart, and out of all thy soul, and out of all thine understanding, and out of all thine strength,” for Jesus says that, “Greater than these, there is no other commandment” (Mark 12: 30-31).

Speaking of Jesus, didn’t Jesus, the Holy Son of God, die for the greedy, violent, and immoral? This seems to be an unfair death, but it is because God unconditionally loves us. Jesus died for all of our sins so we could live and not die. Galatians 3:28 states:

“There is not here Jew or Greek, there is not here servant nor freeman, there is not here male and female, for all ye are one in Christ Jesus” (Galatians 3:28).

This means that though Jesus died unfairly, the whole human race has an equal or fair chance to live and be saved, thanks to God.

Jay Christian Huynh
4/23/2013

Note: All Scriptures are quoted from Young’s Literal Translation.

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