He is a God of Equality


If you want to know if the Lord is being fair and equitable, he is.  Even when things go wrong, God is fair.  He is always right.  He’s always fair.  He is a God of equality.  What he expects from me, he does you and everyone else.

Ezekiel 18: 25 Yet ye say, The way of the Lord is not equal. Hear now, O house of Israel; Is not my way equal? are not your ways unequal? 26 When a righteous man turneth away from his righteousness, and committeth iniquity, and dieth in them; for his iniquity that he hath done shall he die. 27 Again, when the wicked man turneth away from his wickedness that he hath committed, and doeth that which is lawful and right, he shall save his soul alive. 28 Because he considereth, and turneth away from all his transgressions that he hath committed, he shall surely live, he shall not die. 29 Yet saith the house of Israel, The way of the Lord is not equal. O house of Israel, are not my ways equal? are not your ways unequal? 30 Therefore I will judge you, O house of Israel, every one according to his ways, saith the Lord God. Repent, and turn yourselves from all your transgressions; so iniquity shall not be your ruin. 31 Cast away from you all your transgressions, whereby ye have transgressed; and make you a new heart and a new spirit: for why will ye die, O house of Israel? 32 For I have no pleasure in the death of him that dieth, saith the Lord God: wherefore turn yourselves, and live ye.

God is being put on the spot having to comment about attributes we should never doubt—his justice and equality in dealing with people.  If there is any inequality, it lies within us.  We take our faulty ways of doing things and make our own rules.  We say God is not doing right by what he does.  Others seem to have it easy and we don’t deserve to have it hard.  Who are we to say what others deserve?  We’d have some people in the fiery furnace if it were up to us.  The flip side is that some people would have us in there if it were up to them.  Regardless of circumstances, God is fair. If there is any complaining, any accusations to be made, then we need to look in the mirror and not at God.

God needs not be questioned.  We may look at some and say they are more blessed.  No, they’re not.  Maybe they have better or more things, but we can’t measure goodness by how many things we have.  Don’t judge God from our little spot on earth.  He is good to us.  He doesn’t have his picks.  It is our responsibility to count our blessings, and if anyone is off balance it is not God.  He told us to take a look at our ways.  We’re the ones who are partial.  We are the ones who show favoritism.  We’re not perfect, but God is.  We see each other as flawed, and we are.  We know a God who is not flawed.

God says that if we turn from our wickedness we will live forever.  If we don’t forsake it or if we return to it, we will die.  Whether we live or die depends on how we treat God.  Do we count up what others have and shake our fists at God?  Do we use our hang-ups as excuse not to serve the Lord?  The inequality is ours.  It is with great grace and mercy we can come to God.  He doesn’t need to come to us, but we sure need to come to him.  We’re in need of a God who can equal things out.  Come to him.  Trust him with whatever is throwing you off balance.

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