P. J. O’Rourke is now living with the joys of raising a teenage daughter. Recently while she was complaining about life not being fair, O’Rourke said to her, “You’re cute. That’s not fair. You’re smart—that’s not fair. Your family’s well off—that’s not fair. You were born in the U.S.—that’s not fair. Darling, you better get down on your knees and pray that things don’t start getting fair for you.”
--The week, January 14, 2011 p. 10 Illustration by Jim L. Wilson and Rodger Russell
Many complain that it is not fair that God offers his salvation to those who believe, not to those who deserve it. I am on my knees thanking God that I don’t get what I deserve. I have received grace, whether it is fair or not.
Ephesians 2:8-9 (NASB) “For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; (9) not as a result of works, so that no one may boast.”