Today’s reading is one of my favorite readings. I say that a lot about a lot of different passages, but this is really one of my favorites.
Listen to what it says in Luke 18:2-7:
He said, “In a certain city there was a judge who neither feared God nor respected man. And there was a widow in that city who kept coming to him and saying, “Give me justice against my adversary.” For a while he refused, but afterward he said to himself, “Though I neither fear God nor respect man, yet because this widow keeps bothering me, I will give her justice, so that she will not beat me down by her continual coming.” And the Lord said, “Hear what the unrighteous judge says. And will not God give justice to his elect, who cry to him day and night? Will he delay long over them?
Man, what a great passage. First, I just love the description of the judge in this passage. It says he feared neither God, nor respected man. That’s a pretty bad dude. I mean, he didn’t like God or people.
But being a judge, he had the power to grant requests and make judgements.
So, this widow comes to him over and over and over and over and over, and eventually she wore him down and he gave her the request she sought.
And Jesus said – let your prayers be like that! Just wear God out. Keep praying and praying and praying and praying.
Because He is not an unjust judge. It’s not that He is just. It’s that He IS just. Justice is God. God is the perfect holy and just God.
He will take care of His people. So, if even an unjust wicked judge will grant the persistent requests of someone, how much more will a perfect God grant ours.
Today, don’t give up. Keep praying. Keep praying. Keep praying. And pray some more. Don’t give up. Don’t quit. Give it to Him.
And He will answer your prayer in the way that it needs to be answered.
Don’t give up today. Jesus has told us to keep at it.
I just love this passage. Don’t quit. Don’t give up. Don’t give in. Keep at it.
And God will hear it. And He will honor it. He has promised.
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