Hope Beyond Bitterness: When Life "Just Ain't Fair", single message
This message is part 9 of the series Insights on 1 Peter: Hope Again.
Most of us like things to be fair. In theory, we have little patience with preferential treatment or unjust reactions. Sides are to be balanced. Right should lead to pleasant rewards and wrong to painful consequences. Those who work hard and commit themselves to a job well done deserve more than those who are lazy and take advantage of the boss.
The problem is, however, that fair play doesn't always prevail. Right isn't always rewarded, and wrong isn't always punished. On the contrary, many times those who are unethical, dishonest, and cruel seem to come out as winners. These few verses from Peter's pen will help us endure such times of inequity.
1 Peter 3:13-17