This is our B moment. Our moment to be still…to be fed by the Word of God…to be grateful.
Scripture reference: James 1:12 (ESV)
Today, I am thinking about when unfair treatment feels personal.
Recently, we talked about injustice on a large scale. Today, I am talking about when it hits closer to home. In other words, you may feel something like this in the office or maybe even among friends. When I turn to the Scriptures, this is exactly what happened among David’s men.
David was preparing for a significant battle with the Amalekites. He gathered several hundred men to enter the battle with him. However, two hundred men asked to stay behind to guard their equipment because they were too tired to enter another battle.
After reaching the battlefield, David and his men fought a fearsome fight and were victorious, defeating the Amalekites and recovering everything the Amalekites had stolen from them and then some.
When David and his men returned, David greeted the two hundred men who chose to stay behind very joyfully. However, some of the men who went into battle thought that was very unfair. They also thought it was unfair they had to share what they were able to gain from the Amalekites with the two hundred men who stayed behind.
Yet David corrected them and told them to not be selfish with what the Lord gave them. He explained that God had kept them safe and helped them defeat the enemy, so they needed to share and share alike.
Are you grappling with a situation that seems very unfair? You may be trying your hardest to do what is right, but deep down it feels unjust. Let these words encourage you today: “Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life.” James 1:12 (ESV)
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So today, release what feels unfair.