And how often have I replied in all my motherly ‘wisdom’ – “Life is not fair.”
Well, too bad Jonah did not have his mother around to remind him that life is not fair. Jonah thought God would punish the old bad ninevites just like moms or teachers supposed to punish the bullies on the playground.
But surprise! God did not want it that way. He wanted to save Niniveh instead. Yet Jonah wanted his way – the righteous and God fearing people like Jonah were to get all the blessing and the wicked people like Ninevites were to be destroyed.
Life isn’t always the way we want it to be; it is not always fair in our eyes. But all is fair and just in God’s eyes and we must resist the urge to doubt and judge like Jonah. Our part is to have faith and believe that God is just.
2 Thessalonians 1:6
In His justice He will pay back those who persecute you.
- Doris Rikkers