Sunday, October 16, 2016

Luke 18:1-8

Jesus told his apprentices a story about the importance of maintaining an ongoing conversation with God. We shouldn’t give into discouragement even when it feels like nothing good is happening. 2 He said,
There was a local judge who cared neither about God nor people; 3 In his jurisdiction there was a powerless widow in need of reparation. She had been treated unfairly so she kept approaching the judge, seeking his intervention. She persisted in making her case known and demanding justice.
4 For the longest while the judge managed to ignore her. But eventually she wore him down and he said to himself, “I don’t really care what God or the community thinks. 5 This woman, though, is about to badger me to death and her constant presence is embarrassing! It will be easier to take up her case and make sure that she gets justice than to endure another day of her incessant nagging.”

6 The Lord Jesus said, “See the point! If a corrupt and crooked judge eventually provides justice, 7 how much more so will the just God grant justice to those who continually listen to him 24/7. And you can be sure that he’s not going to stall and dilly dally about -- playing mind games with his chosen people. 8 Listen to me when I tell you that he’ll make sure that they get timely and decisive justice.

Consider this, though, when the Uber Man comes, is he going to find persistent and faithful people anywhere on earth?