November 11, 2020

Persist in Prayer

“For some time he refused. But finally he said to himself, ‘Even though I don’t fear God or care what people think, yet because this widow keeps bothering me, I will see that she gets justice, so that she won’t eventually come and attack me!’” – Luke 18:4,5 In Luke 18, Jesus told an interesting parable about an unrighteous judge who cared nothing about people. But before we dive into the story, it’s important to know that the word translated “judge” in this account is the Hebrew term “shofet,” which implies advocacy as much as it does ruling or presiding. Therefore, though this man’s job was to govern and help people, he was wicked in the eyes of God because he was lazy and didn’t want to be bothered. However, he got more than he bargained for when a very persistent widow came to him and demanded that he administer

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