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Persistence

16 Oct

161016Then Jesus told them a parable about their need to pray always and not to lose heart. He said, “In a certain city there was a judge who neither feared God nor had respect for people. In that city there was a widow who kept coming to him and saying, ‘Grant me justice against my opponent.’ For a while he refused; but later he said to himself, ‘Though I have no fear of God and no respect for anyone, yet because this widow keeps bothering me, I will grant her justice, so that she may not wear me out by continually coming.’” And the Lord said, “Listen to what the unjust judge says. And will not God grant justice to his chosen ones who cry to him day and night? Will he delay long in helping them? I tell you, he will quickly grant justice to them. And yet, when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on earth?” (Luke 18:1-8, NRSV)

This parable is an interesting one. It makes us want to think of God as an unjust judge, but God is far from being unjust. God is the most just there is, even to the point that we don’t agree with the justice.

But it isn’t that God is unjust, it is that God will grant justice to His chosen people who cry out to Him.

He is our help and our stronghold.

He is the place of refuge for our souls.

Be persistent in your prayers and know you help comes from the Lord.

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