DEFINITION OF “FAIR”: (according to Oxford Dictionary) “Appropriate for the circumstances”.
DEFINITION OF “JUST”: (according to Oxford Dictionary) “Base on or behaving according to what is morally right”
We often associate one with the other. In the case of God the Father of Creation (Yahweh, Jehovah, Devum), He does not conform His Eternal Kingdom’s Ways to the ways of the Earth; His Creation…He is beyond them, and sees beyond what the human eyes and hears can see…hear….comprehend. Jesus Christ (Yeshu Christu, Yeshuay, Yeshua) said some quite similar in his parable of the Weeds Being Planted Amongst the Wheat Matthew 13:24-30 :
24 Jesus told them another parable: “The Kingdom of heaven is like this. A man sowed good seed in his field. 25 One night, when everyone was asleep, an enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat and went away. 26 When the plants grew and the heads of grain began to form, then the weeds showed up. 27 The man’s servants came to him and said, ‘Sir, it was good seed you sowed in your field where did the weeds come from?’ 28 ‘It was some enemy who did this,’ he answered. ‘Do you want us to go and pull up the weeds?’ they asked him. 29 ‘No,’ he answered, ‘because as you gather the weeds you might pull up some of the wheat along with them. 30 Let the wheat and the weeds both grow together until harvest. Then I will tell the harvest workers to pull up the weeds first, tie them in bundles and burn them, and then to gather in the wheat and put it in my barn.’”
God gives all the opportunity to change; however, He is very much aware of the Evil and its constant sabotage of His Children, while on this earth; to throw them off of the path to the Eternal Kingdom. One way that evil tries to manipulate our human nature to commit violations of God’s Divine Laws of Love, is by making fairness and justice synonymous with one another. This is how “eye for an eye” has been justified, to result in many violations in God’s Divine Laws of Love (Nonviolence, Mercy, Unconditional Love). This is also why Jesus Christ said, (Mattew 5:38-39) 38 “You have heard that it was said, ‘An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth.’ 39 But now I tell you: do not take revenge on someone who wrongs you. If anyone slaps you on the right cheek, let him slap your left cheek too.”
God’s Children are required to “take the higher road”, to live in accordance to the Divine Laws of Love at all costs, even if it means earthly harm. It is having an unwaivering faith in the God, the Father of Creation, (Yahweh, Jehovah, Devum) that His Ways of the Eternal Kingdom outweigh anything that this earth can offer, even when our own earthly circumstances seems dim. We see this over and over again, in the illustration of the lives of many of the Prophets found in the Old and New Testaments of the Holy Bible.
What my life has taught me is that life is not always fair; but even in these moments we are meant to remain faithful to the Divine Laws of Love. This requires SPIRITUAL STRENGTH that is far more greater and stronger than our own HUMAN STRENGTH. With spiritual strength we will be able to “turn the other cheek”; just as Jesus Christ’s disciples did….as they followed the instruction of the Scripture above by Jesus Christ…their….our… Guru…Master….Rabbi….to the point of an earthly death. God knows it will not be easy, but He asks us to refine ourselves, and rid ourselves of the sinful human nature that we were born with, based on the temptation and falling to sin and rebellion, by Adam and Eve.
However, for the faithfulness to God’s Divine Laws of Love, God has promised that one day all injustice will bow down to Jesus Christ, His Son…which means that Justice will be served by Him, as the Father. He has given His Son, the full Authority of the Eternal Kingdom to carry the injustices that He saw were carried out to His Children. We should be constantly be aware of the presence of the Omnipresent God, who sees everything, even the things that are kept hidden in the earthly sense. We should always be aware of the cause of Jesus Christ, which has always been to follow God’s Divine Laws of Love, to every extent…with the confidence that despite losing everything in the earthly sense, that God will provide everything, in the Eternal Kingdom. It will requires tears to be shed….but God sees and counts each one, that is shed out of fighting the sinful flesh, to uphold His Divine Laws of Love.