The devil’s greatest success is in the fact that he is able to hide himself so well that no one can find him. And how can you battle with the enemy if you don’t know his location? Even though Christ said: “You are of your father the devil” and “out of the heart come evil thoughts…” and “death spread to all men…” in other words, the bible gives a clear indication that the devil is inside the person, in the person’s heart! But people still don’t want to believe this. The only thing that they agree to is that the body is sinful; but what exactly is sinful? Is it the blood that became sinful? Or what became sinful? Isn’t the body sinful because the master of the body (i.e. the one who lives in the body) is sinful? Because sin is a spiritual phenomenon! And this is where confusion occurs. People can’t imagine that devil lives in the heart, because the person after all remains an intelligent being, who is compassionate, able to love, can be sympathetic and merciful. All of this is in the soul, it is from the good word that has always sounded and continues to sound in this world. But the fact that in the spirit a person is struck by death, and that the spirit of the person becomes one with the devil, remains a mystery. And this is the law of sin and death.
How many times do we hear, think, or catch ourselves saying: “That’s not fair”?!
- A less-productive employee gets a promotion. That’s not fair!
- Someone gets a better deal on the same item you purchased. That’s not fair!
- Someone gets a better test score, but didn’t even study. That’s not fair!
- You get ill on a vacation trip while the rest of your friends don’t. That’s not fair!
And the list can go on and on… and on and on!
Although you may think you are saying this phrase to yourself or simply sharing with someone else – in reality – this phrase speaks against God!
And if you want to talk about something being not fair – then was it fair that Christ – who was completely blameless and pure – suffered for our sins?! That He came to give us a second chance, when we were undeserving of it and disobeyed Him?! That He loved us, when we didn’t love Him, when we crucified Him?!
Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. (1 John 4:10)
For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit. (1 Peter 3:18)
For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God. (Ephesians 2:8)
So the next time you say “that’s not fair”, ask yourself – are you the measure of what is fair or not? Who is the true measure of fairness or justice? Who is the one true Judge? Who is truly just?
He is the Rock, His work is perfect: for all His ways are judgement: a God of truth and without iniquity, just and right is He. (Deuteronomy 32:4)
Wherefore now let the fear of the Lord be upon you; take heed and do it: for there is no iniquity with the Lord our God, nor respect of persons, not taking of gifts. (2 Chronicles 19:7)
And if ye call on the Father, who without respect of persons judgeth according to every man’s work, pass the time of your sojourning here in fear… (1 Peter 1:17)
For true and righteous are His judgements… (Revelations 19:2)