The atheist would argue that the reason life isn’t fair is because there is no God. The agnostic would say that life’s “unfairness” is “evidence” of why he or she can’t make his/her mind up about God. The apathetic, religious person would point to life’s lack of fairness as the reason why he can’t get excited about God and be busy about His work.
I can remember a few well known charities across the nation that were found stealing money from their prospective funds. Of course, only a few people were involved, but the theft gave the charities a “black eye.” We’ve all have experienced or know someone who has been dealt with unfairly by others and thought this question from Psalms 94:3: “LORD, how long will the wicked, How long will the wicked triumph?”
Who made the decision to be wicked and mistreat others? It wasn’t God! God gave us all the power to do that which is right and sadly some of us won’t. Evil is the absence of God. When one disobeys God, he or she is following Satan. Ask the person who uses this as the reason for not believing if they would rather God just strike people dead at the first violation ofHis law. There would be no one left!
God loves us and knows and has known that we would sin. He planned for the situation long ago. “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ, just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love, having predestined us to adoption as sons by Jesus Christ to Himself…In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches ofHis grace which He made to abound toward us in all wisdom and prudence” (Ephesians 1:3-8).
We have free will. We have a loving Father who knew we would make mistakes, therefore He sent His Son. He has been thinking of us and taking action for us since before time. There will be a day when those ofHis will live in a place and eternity of “fairness” or better yet, perfection.
Clarendon Church of Christ