God, You are supreme to my understanding. I am mere speck in the eye of society, trying to make my way to the core of the Earth for Your glory. Assist me and empower me to be able to reach people that others deem unreachable. Help me defy the odds and reach those whom seek Your face, Father.
When was the last time where you honestly felt…like the entire weight of the world was against you? Perhaps for some of you, right now is that time. Right now is the time where you feel distraught. Luckily, for those of you who feel like God has forgotten about you and because of that; your day, week, month, season, or year has gone down the drain…be assured friends there is hope in Jesus Christ! Here’s why!
Do you have a Bible? If so, open to Luke 18! If not, don’t worry I’ll include the Bible verses along with the blog! I know that in the days of technology, many of you will read this on the computer and have the Bible on your phone through YouVersion.
The Parable of the Persistent Widow
Then Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up. 2 He said: “In a certain town there was a judge who neither feared God nor cared what people thought. 3 And there was a widow in that town who kept coming to him with the plea, ‘Grant me justice against my adversary.’
4 “For some time he refused. But finally he said to himself, ‘Even though I don’t fear God or care what people think, 5 yet because this widow keeps bothering me, I will see that she gets justice, so that she won’t eventually come and attack me!’”
6 And the Lord said, “Listen to what the unjust judge says. 7 And will not God bring about justice for his chosen ones, who cry out to him day and night? Will he keep putting them off? 8 I tell you, he will see that they get justice, and quickly. However, when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on the earth?”
So to digest this passage piece by piece, it is absolutely essential as Jesus said…pray and always pray, while never giving up! The persistent widow will not leave the judge alone, because she knows she is right! The judge continues to throw her to the side, because she is not of importance. That is until she becomes a nuisance to him. Eventually the judge falls into the pity of the woman, and sees that she will get justice, basically in the defense of himself. Truthfully, the only reason the judge did so is because he is annoyed with her clamoring. The MSG translation gives a much more vivid picture, I like the way it says, ‘otherwise I’m going to end up beaten black and blue by her pounding’. After her giving him the proverbial beating, now he will take her thoughts into consideration.
Now Jesus asks us to listen to what this ‘unjust’ judge says, then compares the ‘unjust’ judge to a ‘just’ God. Explaining that God will seek justice rather quickly and make you a priority, unlike the ‘unjust’ humane judge. The parable is an amazing illustration of how intimate God wants our relationship to be with Him. He wants us to pray consistently, let Him know how our lives are going, and if problems arise to tell Him. God will then make us a priority to help get out of the situation, if we have faith and do not give up! The God we serve will always take a stand, not putting us on the back burner like the judge in this parable! God will not drag His feet in assisting us, He will take us by hand and show us the right way! Our God is a righteous, just God who deeply cares for our well-being! What a glorious God we serve!
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