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Fairly and Justly

And you shall divide equally what I swore to give to your fathers. This land shall fall to you as your inheritance.

(Ezekiel 47:14)

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Let us talk about fairness.

Haven’t you wonder how the earth was divided during the early years? If the land was divided equally to our ancestors, how come others are rich while the rest are poor if there was a fair share? My dad told me that during his late great grandparents’ time, the basis of owning a piece of land in our country was how wide you have cleansed. For instance, you have removed weeds in a 10000 square meter piece of land, that hectare is yours already and other people cannot take that from you. During the early times, it was the hardworking people who become rich. It is the patient ones who will gain a big sum of wealth.

As time passed by, the importance of equality had been taken for granted. Wealth can be attained even without hard work if you have the influence, the power or the position. Fair justice is rarely exercised. The rich becomes richer and the poor becomes poorer. Because of such situations, we often question God. Father where is the inheritance that you had promised? Isn’t it that you called us Your Son’s co-heirs?

Unfairness surrounds us. This is how the wicked world operates. But do not lose hope for our God is just. He will soon execute justice to those who deserve it. If you belong to the rich group, then share what you have to the needy. The fact that you cannot bring anything after death should make you realize that there is more than material wealth. If you belong to the lowest sector, strive for success and progress. God doesn’t want you, I believe, to die poor. You have to progress little by little.

Be an advocate of equality. Share if you must even if it hurts. That is how this world should operate—fairly and justly.

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