The Parable of The Persistent Widow
“One day Jesus told his disciples a story to show that they should always pray and never give up. ‘There was a judge in a certain city,’ he said, ‘who neither feared God nor cared about people.’ A widow of that city came to him repeatedly, saying, ‘Give me justice in this dispute with my enemy.’ The judge ignored her for a while, but finally he said to himself, ‘I don’t fear God or care about people, but this woman is driving me crazy. I’m going to see that she gets justice, because she is wearing me out with her constant requests!’ Then the Lord said, ‘Learn a lesson from this unjust judge. Even he rendered a just decision in the end. So don’t you think God will surely give justice to his chosen people who cry out to him day and night? Will he keep putting them off? I tell you, he will grant justice to them quickly! But when the Son of Man returns, how many will he find on the earth who have faith?” (Luke 18:1-8 NLT)
What was true then, still holds true today: we must never give up or lose our faith in the face of adversity. If we want justice then we must seek it. If we want divine intervention in our lives then we must pray for it.
When I read this verse, it reminded me of the mother of Trayvon Martin. Justice may have not been upheld, but it should not serve as an excuse for her to not seek justice. If God gives justice quickly to those who cry out to him, then surely the unjust will do the same.
And so this week, continue to pray and do not give up hope–Do Not Underestimate in The Power of Prayer! Trust in Him, and cry out to Him for he will provide justice.
“God sees that justice is done, and he watches over everyone who is faithful to him”. (Proverbs 2:8 CEVUS06)
- Weekly Spiritual Digest: Letting Your Lamp Shine (princesdailyjournal.com)