Man tends to challenge God’s judgments. At the very least, we often indirectly question His decisions. There are times when it seems to us that God has really blown it, or has failed to come through in what we deem to be the right time or best way. But the reason we think that way is not because we are wiser than God, but because we are finite and cannot see the big picture. Simply put, God alone knows the end from the beginning; man does not.
One of the things the final book in the Bible, aptly named The Revelation of Jesus Christ, reveals to us is that the nature of Jesus is true. He is without flaw or weakness in word and deed. He is identified as the True Witness. And since Jesus, as our Kinsman-Redeemer (typified by Boaz in the book of Ruth), is also our Avenger of blood, there is even the record of saints wondering how long God is going to wait before He takes vengeance on the persecutors of His people.
John records that in the midst of the Great Tribulation there will be a heavenly chorus declaring: “Great and marvelous are Your works, Lord God Almighty! Just and true are Your ways, O King of the saints!” From the altar of heaven comes the statement: “Even so, Lord God Almighty, true and righteous are Your judgments.” The judgment of the great harlot will be proclaimed by a great multitude in heaven to also be ìrue and righteous. Twice John recorded that the words of revelation given to him were both true and faithful.
Whatever God does is based upon full knowledge of facts, motives, and His divine purposes, so His actions are always in perfect harmony with who He is, and He is called Faithful and True. He never deviates from complete perfection or total righteousness. Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.
This is most reassuring because we know today that Jesus is acting in our best interests to accomplish His good and eternal purposes, which often are in conflict with our temporal ones. So the next time youíre tempted to think God’s not being fair, remember Calvary. Was it fair that He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him? To question God’s fairness only reveals how little we see and how much more we need to embrace Christ’s words, “Have faith in God.”