How many times in our lives have we exclaimed, “It’s not fair?” Something has gone wrong, or we have been accused, (rightfully or wrongfully) of something. It really hurts doesn’t it? I am sure that most, if not all of us have experienced this at some time in our lives. If you are anything like me at all, you would like to have the situation rectified as soon as possible, if possible.

     Many people spend a great deal of time blaming God for things that go wrong, while at the same time stating they don’t believe in him. Maybe we should ask the question; “What is fair?”

 

     Certainly what happened to Jesus almost 2,000 years ago was NOT FAIR, and what is happening today is NOT FAIR either. Yet, he is not defending himself every time a complaint arises, (at least not yet).

     Some of you reading this will refuse to believe, while many of you will readily agree and praise the Lord for what I am saying.

     What is NOT FAIR is the way Jesus was treated so many years ago. He did no wrong, yet he was despised for his GOODNESS. Jealous men put him through unspeakable horrors, just so they could continue to live wickedly. They brought false accusers to the magistrates concerning him; they mocked him; they beat him; hated him and finally; they crucified him. If anything is NOT FAIR, that’s NOT FAIR!

    

But what was Jesus’ reaction to this. Isaiah prophesied concerning him….

 

Isaiah 53:4-7

[4] Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.

[5] But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.

[6] All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the Lord hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.

[7] He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth.

Yes, Isaiah is talking about Jesus Christ.

 

     During the ‘trial’ of Jesus, John the Beloved, a disciple of Jesus and Mark, a young lad during this time later write about how Jesus defended himself. Amazingly, just as Isaiah prophesied he would, Jesus said NOTHING in his own defense. I think he knew that if he defended himself, he would condemn us. He didn’t come to condemn, he came to save.

Read what these writers wrote:

 

John 19:9

And went again into the judgment hall, and saith unto Jesus, Whence art thou? But Jesus gave him no answer.

Mark 14:60-61

And the high priest stood up in the midst, and asked Jesus, saying, Answerest thou nothing? what is it which these witness against thee?

[61] But he held his peace, and answered nothing. Again the high priest asked him, and said unto him, Art thou the Christ, the Son of the Blessed?

 

     My point with what I’m saying is this…We often feel the need to defend ourselves when we’ve been done wrong. It’s natural but it may also be hypocritical. How? While we defend ourselves, we wrong the Savior. We justify ourselves and even our actions when we know they are contrary to God’s word. Every time we do this, we bring him to open shame again.

 

     Remember, YOU are the reason HE spoke not a word. YOU are the reason HE died.

Please think about it.

     John wrote in his gospel, John chapter 3, verse 16, “For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

     Life may truly seem to be unfair. I’m not saying it doesn’t happen. I know it’s not. But Jesus endured the grossest most UNFAIR treatment ANYONE could ever suffer, and it hasn’t stopped!

     He will return and when he does, it won’t be pleasant for those who refuse to believe and obey.

I’m glad that He is alive, that he overcame the wrong that was done to him. We serve a risen Lord!



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04-05-2012
Aoidi
we are looking for more cpioes of this book. We are in NZ until March 19th. The email address for NZ is my mother's. Hope you can help us please. Thank you and God Bless. Regards Pauline Green
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