Proverbs 2:6-9 ” For the Lord gives wisdom, and from his mouth come knowledge and understanding. He holds victory in store for the upright, he is a shield to those whose walk is blameless, for he guards the course of the just and protects the way of the faithful ones. Then you will understand what is right and just and fair–every good path.”

DEFINITIONS According to Noah Webster’s 1828 Dictionary:

FAIR: has many connotations; that is, to imply fairness. These include; equity, honesty, candid, favorable. FAIR in the NIV appears 9 times, mostly speaking about the weather. Only 3 times is fair used in the moral sense. FAIRNESS is used only once.

Proverbs 1:1,3” The proverbs of Solomon son of David, king of Israel: for acquiring a disciplined and prudent life,for doing what is right and just and fair;

JUST: exactly, full, complete, straight, true, honest, conforming to law, rectitude* and vindictive retribution, as in a jail sentence, maybe.Just appears 219 times speaking mostly in the content of “Just as…” In the moral sense only a few times. Justice appears 134 times always used in the moral sense.

Psalm 37:30 ” The mouth of the righteous man utters wisdom, and his tongue speaks what is just.

*RECTITUDE: In the moral sense; right, straight, (literally), exact conformity to truth.,”Perfect rectitude belongs only to the Supreme Being.” (God)

Therefore, God deals with justice. God’s Word says That God cannot lie. No shades of gray; Only right or wrong.

Jesus came to save sinners and deals with us through His own heart, in mercy and grace, to those who believe and trust in Him. Those who do not believe that Jesus is the Son of God are treated with Justice.

So back the question, when we pray, speaking to God about a situation; Do we ask for fairness or justice? How do we want God to treat us? How do we want God to treat others? How should we pray?, fairness or justice? I think the right answer is, it depends on the situation. Therefore, ask the Holy Spirit to handle the situation, as He sees best and leave the consequences to Him.

Ephesians 5:15-17″ Be very careful, then, how you live- not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is.”

See 1 Chronicles 21:10 to see how King David handled his situation, when given judgement choices by Father God.

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