Life is not fair, but it is just. Fairness is measured on a temporal scale, while justice is measured on an eternal scale.
DISCUSSION QUESTIONS FOR SHEPHERD GROUPS
- What was one thing you found particularly interesting, insightful, helpful or difficult to understand from this Sunday?
- Read and discuss Psalm 73. What does the text say? What does it mean? What should we do in light of this? How does it point us to Christ?
- How do you relate to this psalm? Where do you see injustice and inequity around you?
- Do you ever envy the arrogant and the wicked? Why do we do this?
- How have we as a culture become callous? How has the church become callous? Where have you become callous?
- “Life is not fair, but it is just.” How do you respond to this statement? What are the practical implications for you?
- How is the tension between fairness and justice resolved in the gospel? Where do you need to apply the gospel to your thinking, feeling and doing regarding this issue?
- Spend some time praying through Psalm 73 and thanking the Sovereign Lord that He is our refuge and our portion forever. Ask Him to be the strength of your heart (v. 26 – 28).