Living In The Moment
Daily Devotional Series - Day 9
Reading: Ecclesiastes 3:16-17
“That’s not fair!” Have you ever said that? How many times a day do you say that? Outside of watching our kids cry “unfair” over a half piece of cake that is one millimeter bigger or smaller than the one given to a sibling, there is true injustice in the world. We see it. We know where it is. And it never makes sense. Wicked people are rewarded for bad behavior. So what do we do? We cry, “It’s not fair!”
However, how many times have we cried, “Unfair” and been wrong? We are so quick to be judge and jury. We want justice now! Then we have hurt people because we didn’t know the whole picture. This happens in our house all the time. One child says “He hurt me!” and demands justice. We’ve gotten wiser though. We don’t make a decision off the first report. We follow up with a question, “What did you do?” Then we look for the third child who is not directly involved and get the truth. Then there is justice.
Justice is not our job. God will take care of it in his time. Stay in your lane. Enjoy and love the people you come into contact with and find satisfaction in your work.
“Do not take revenge, my dear friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: ‘It is mine to avenge; I will repay,’ says the Lord.”