Fairness – an example

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The modern concept of fairness is rooted in achieving justice. Biblically, however, both fairness and justice must be defined as doing things God’s way. From a Christian perspective, the only way to be fair is to apply God’s word accurately to a given situation.

Paul says that obeying parents in the Lord is the right thing and, therefore, the fair thing. This is a freeing principle for parents and children. It is not always necessary to check and see if big brother got a larger scoop of ice cream. Being obedient to God leads to trusting him that he will be fair with us—even if others appear not to be fair.

Now we are ready to make this application to your own home.  One of our readers, Heather, had a question regarding her 4-year-old and her 19-month-old:

“My children are 4 years old and 19 months old. My 4 year old is certainly capable of learning about sacrificial love, but her little brother just isn’t old enough to grasp those concepts. So when they’re squabbling over a toy, I really have a hard time knowing how to respond to both of them in a biblical manner.”

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