“Foul!”

14 What shall we say then? There is no injustice with God, is there? May it never be (Romans 9)!

Isn’t it interesting how easy it is to accuse others?  The brutal truth is, something of Satan, the Great Accuser himself, lives in all of us.  Like Him, we even dare to accuse God: the judged judging the Judge Himself!  Paul anticipates this by raising the question, “There is no injustice with God, is there?” as if he already knows his readers will immediately cry, “Foul!” on God.  “God, that’s not fair!  God You’re not fair!  How can You choose one over the other?  That’s just not fair!  That’s just not right!  Foul!”

Go back to the beginning in the garden of Eden and we see the seeds of an accusatory spirit being sown in the soul of Eve, as the devil accuses God of being untrustworthy, and not having her best interests at heart.  Sadly, she bit on it — and then took that fateful bite.  Thus, calling “Foul!” on God brought a foul upon her — and all the rest of us.  And, continuing to call “Foul!” on God does not help our situation.

Lord, help us not to bite on those temptations to call “Foul!” on You.  Help us This Day to trust You in the midst of anything bad that comes our way.  Grant us a heart of trust.  Amen.