Life is Totally Unfair

57 Those who had arrested Jesus took him to Caiaphas the high priest, where the teachers of the law and the elders had assembled. 58 But Peter followed him at a distance, right up to the courtyard of the high priest. He entered and sat down with the guards to see the outcome.

59 The chief priests and the whole Sanhedrin were looking for false evidence against Jesus so that they could put him to death. 60 But they did not find any, though many false witnesses came forward. Matthew 26:57-60

These religious leaders were corrupt beyond belief. Not being able to kill him based on what He had said, they had been actively searching for those who could testify against Him, and were willing to take those who gave false testimony. I’d love to hear how they justified their actions.

Life is unfair.

In most of the world, life is really unfair. People are mistreated, abused, overtaxed, undervalued, taken advantage of, and harassed by corrupt government officials. It’s been like that since the world began. Power-hungry corrupt officials have dominated societies. So, the statement, “life is unfair” is a serious understatement.

Even in Western society, life is unfair. We feel the effects less but we’ve all felt the unfairness of mistreatment and abuse. That’s not even to mention the young person dying so young or the child with terminal cancer situations.

We hate it. It’s totally unfair. Unfair all around.

Often the best we can do is bring it to God in prayer. Without question, Jesus understood unfair and injustice and helplessness. He understands it and can life you out of the mess you’re in through no fault of your own. Will He make it disappear? Probably not, but He will bear you up and see you through it.

Of course, He sees the injustices and is waiting to make the crooked paths straight and to right all the wrongs.

Will we see it in our lifetime? Possibly but probably not.

But justice will be served.

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