Sermon Illustrations

c. Quote: From Our Daily Bread - December 2, 2006 “Not Fair” - READ: Psalm 19:7-14: So many situations in life shout, “Not fair!” I observe Christian couples who struggle to have babies while others are blessed with children and then abuse them. I look at families whose children are all alive and well, while I go through life without one of mine. I see friends who long to serve God but can’t because of health issues. It’s then that I must go back to a basic truth. We are not the arbiters of fairness. God is, and He knows far more than we do about His plans and purposes. The question isn’t about fairness. In the end, it’s about trust in a faithful God who knows what He is doing. “He is the Rock, His work is perfect; for all His ways are justice” (Deut. 32:4). Life will never look fair. But when we trust God, we always know that He is faithful. If you feel that blessings pass you by, and for you life seems a bit unfair, Just remember, Christ was born to die, And in His great salvation you can share. ——Dave Branon and Hess