Matthew 22:13, “Tie him hand and foot, and throw him . . . into the darkness . . . ”
Life isn’t fair. We have our gracious God to thank for that. If life were fair, all mankind would be thrown into total darkness, “where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth” (Matthew 22:13). This darkness would be fair compensation and equitable punishment for humanity’s despotic behavior against God.
Before mankind’s insurrection, God had decided to extend grace to the inhabitants of earth. God’s inclination, His divine tendency, His prevailing disposition was to move with prejudice toward man. When man rebelled, God’s disposition did not change. He showed sinners unfair partiality by sending His Son, “full of grace and truth” (John 1:14), into the world to save the world, instead of sending His vast army to put down its rebellion and destroy it.
The world is guilty and deserving of death but the perfect Son of God “was crushed for our iniquities” (Isaiah 53:5) and the punishment that “our deeds deserve” (Luke 23:41) have been placed on the shoulders of the Man who has “done nothing wrong” (Luke 23:41), showing God’s bias toward sinners. The cradle reminds us that life isn’t fair; “born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord” (Luke 2:11 KJV).
Denise Larson Cooper has a passion for Christ and sharing His Word. A wife and mother of two daughters, Denise currently works as a gymnastic coach.
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