I have four children and everything has to be divided equally right? They each get the same number of Christmas presents at the same value. They each got a car when they turned 16. They each were paid the same allowance for doing to same chores. We are fair parents who believe in justice and God is a fair God and so we make everything fair. Right? WRONG!
Actually this “everything has to be fair” mentality isn’t scriptural at all, re-read Matthew 20, “The Parable of the Workers in the Vineyard.” It is more important to our God that we are able to rejoice in another’s blessing than for things to be fair.
Our goal as good parents is to raise kids who won’t be envious of another’s blessing. In fact they should have the character to congratulate and honor the one who is blessed.
We can be sure that God is a just God. He will provide all of our needs. He blesses all of his children. It is true, however that is rarely equal.
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