The Great Equalizer

Read Job 21

Focus on verses 23-26

One of the hardest things to accept as one gains maturity and independence as a person is that life is not fair. There are things about our society, and about humanity in general that are beyond our control that we have determined according to our judgment that life is not fair. This is especially evident when people we perceive to be good people seem to experience extreme difficulty in life. Or when those who reject God and live a life of self indulgence and debauchery seem to escape any negative consequences.

There is however, at least one great equalizer that each of us will face regardless of our status in life. In my experience one hundred percent of people still die one way or another. Wealth, status, popularity, or influence have very little influence in this factor, and once we pass through the veil of death we are all on level ground.

Job reminds us that while one may die in relative ease and another in agony of soul, both lie down alike in the dust and are ultimately eaten by worms. Once we stand before God, the status we held here in the flesh will have little bearing upon the rewards that we receive. Only on thing will matter at that point. When we stand before God the only thing that will matter is whether our name is written in the Book of Life, and there is only one way for it to be entered there. Jesus Christ stated very clearly to His followers, “I am the way the truth and the life, NO ONE comes to the Father but through me.”


About Dented-Knight

Peter Enns (aka - The Dented Knight) is a native of rural southern Manitoba, Canada. He is an ordained minister, the proprietor of LNE Web Services, father of four, grandfather of two, and life long husband of one. 
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