Fair Days

Great monstrous fairs are all well and good, but I prefer the small, homey kind where we meet our neighbours, eat candy floss, and stroll among the exhibits. Mostly they are a reasonable price, generally $5-$10.00, with no charge for small children under six.

Did you hear the joke about the little fellow who was asked how old he was? He answered, “I am six but at the fair I am only 5!”

God cares about fair, but maybe not the same kind. He wants us to be honest and truthful in all our ways.

“‘Do not pervert justice; do not show partiality to the poor or favoritism to the great, but judge your neighbor fairly. ( Leviticus 19:15, NIV)

Masters, provide your slaves (employees) with what is right and fair, because you know that you also have a Master in heaven. (Colossians 4:1, NIV)

“Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.

“Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? How can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when all the time there is a plank in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye. (Matthew 7:1-5, NIV)

Prayer – Lord, since you are so fair, help us to be fair in return. Amen

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