Daily Archives: July 9, 2013

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Shamefully, I often care more about fairness than mercy

Asking God to treat you fairly is an invitation to disaster. If God were a God of fairness, we would experience a horrible life and spend eternity in hell. Fairness has to do with justice. Fairness implies that there is something good in me; somehow my good deeds will balance out my bad deeds. Fairness works if you and I are the only ones who matter. But we are not. God matters. If I was fully aware of the awfulness of my sin I would spend every minute of my life pleading for mercy, but I often care more about fairness than mercy. That is tragic. My most recent post is excerpted from the portion of Get Wisdom! that deals […]


Mercy is showing kindness to those who are weak, sinful, and needy, because Christ loved me first when I was his enemy. Prayer to be merciful: Father, thank you for being merciful to me all the time, when I never deserve it.  I want to be merciful too, but I often care more about fairness than mercy. Help me to be quick to forgive or overlook an offense. Help me to have compassion for those in need. In Jesus name, Amen. From Get Wisdom! by Ruth Younts