25 "Yet you say, 'The way of the Lord
is not fair.' Hear now, O house of
Israel, is it not My way which is fair,
and your ways which are not fair? 26
When a righteous man turns away
from his righteousness, commits
iniquity, and dies in it, it is because of
the iniquity which he has done that he
27 Again, when a wicked man turns away
from the wickedness which he committed,
and does what is lawful and right, he
preserves himself alive. 28 Because he
considers and turns away from all the
transgressions which he committed, he
shall surely live; he shall not die. 29 Yet
the house of Israel says, 'The way of the
Lord is not fair.' O house of Israel, is it not
My ways which are fair, and your ways
which are not fair?
When bad things happen - “It's not fair.”
“Why do bad things happen to good people?”
Implies – Bad things should happen to bad
Preacher skipped church to play golf.
Got a hole in one.
Who can he tell?
The word “fair” is translated from a word
meaning “measure, a standard of
Fair = equality, equal measurements, leveling
Level the playing field.
1 – Are you fair with GOD?
Matthew 7:1-2 1 "Judge not, that you be not
judged. 2 For with what judgment you judge,
you will be judged; and with the measure you
use, it will be measured back to you.
Luke 6:38 Give, and it will be given to you:
good measure, pressed down, shaken together,
and running over will be put into your bosom.
For with the same measure that you use, it will
be measured back to you."
2 – Are you fair with FAITH?
Romans 12:3 For I say, through the grace
given to me, to everyone who is among you, not
to think of himself more highly than he ought to
think, but to think soberly, as God has dealt to
each one a measure of faith.
How is your faith? Strong, Weak, Dead,
3 – Are you fair with KNOWLEDGE?
Mark 4:24 Then He said to them, "Take
heed what you hear. With the same
measure you use, it will be measured to
you; and to you who hear, more will be
John 5:39 You search the Scriptures, for
in them you think you have eternal life;
and these are they which testify of Me.
3 – Are you fair with KNOWLEDGE?
1 Peter 2:2 as newborn babes, desire the pure
milk of the word, that you may grow thereby,
Hebrews 5:12-14 12 For though by this time
you ought to be teachers, you need someone to
teach you again the first principles of the
oracles of God; and you have come to need
milk and not solid food. 13 For everyone who
partakes only of milk is unskilled in the word of
righteousness, for he is a babe. 14 But solid
food belongs to those who are of full age, that
is, those who by reason of use have their
senses exercised to discern both good and evil.
4 – Are you fair with your GIFT?
Ephesians 4:7 But to each one of us grace was
given according to the measure of Christ's gift.
God has given us talents, abilities, gifts to use
in His service.
How are you using these gifts?
5 – Will your PUNISHMENT be fair?
Revelation 18:7 In the measure that she
glorified herself and lived luxuriously, in the
same measure give her torment and sorrow; for
she says in her heart, 'I sit as queen, and am no
widow, and will not see sorrow.'
Revelation 16:6 For they have shed the blood
of saints and prophets, And You have given
them blood to drink. For it is their just due."
When you use the
of God's Word
GOD IS FAIR!