Forgiveness is a courageous, clear-minded choice to be mercifully unfair. - David Powlison
One of the things that continues to strike me as I go through the process of studying to become a biblical counselor and pastor is the way that everything that I believes rests on a blessed twisting of the phrase, ”Life isn’t fair.”
If life for the Christian was fair, than Christianity wouldn’t be a thing because everyone would get what they deserved, regardless. And in the end, we all deserve punishment. There isn’t a way around that. If you assume there is a Creator and that Creator is just (which you do, whether you want to admit it or not), than we should all be deeply afraid for what comes on the other side of death.
He does not treat us as our sins deserve. Psalm 103:10
But the fact of the matter is that God is not only just, He is loving and forgiving. This means that those who are in Christ can rejoice at the fact that life is not fair. We can rejoice knowing that the debt we owed has been paid in full and we are free to live without fear of condemnation.