The Altar is a place of blessings, communion, and closeness to God. But it is also a Place of sacrifices.
This is a privilege for those who live there, and sow their lives to the Spirit of God so that they may reap eternal life from the Same Spirit.
Throughout the history of humanity, there have always been people who feared God and questioned His justice. Why do the evil get rich while good people live in misery? Why do the dishonest enjoy success while the honest go without the basics in life?