(KJV.) ST. LUKE 18:3-6
(3) And there was a widow in that city; and she came unto him, saying, Avenge me of mine adversary.
(4) And he would not for a while: but afterward, he said within himself, Though I fear not God, nor regard man;
(5) Yet, because this widow troubleth me, I will avenge her, lest by her continual coming she weary me.
(6) And the Lord said, Hear what the unjust judge saith.
THE RUTHLESS JUDGE
Brethren, as brothers and sisters of one Father; let us love and seek the welfare of one another, be our brother's keepers; seek justice for injustices, shine highlights of mercies, offer assistance to the poor, needy, orphans, widows, widowers, reach out to the incarcerated, rejoice with those who rejoice, and mourn with the mourners, seek peace and pursue it; this is the will of our Father through Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior!
In the above text, Jesus told his disciples a Parable of a widow and a judge: saying, that there was in a city a judge, who does not fear our Father or regard people; in the same city was a widow, who came unto him for justice, to vindicate of her adversaries; knowing this ruthless judge, he disregarded her petitions, no matter how many times she pleaded her case before him, he totally ignored her, did not give her the audience; however, the widow did not give up, but persistently continued to petition her case before the judge; after some time, the judge said to himself, "Though, I do not fear God, or care about people, yet, because this widow keeps on troubling me, I will justify her, keep her off my back, have peace of mind.": Jesus said to his disciples, "Hear what the unjust judge saith." believers, what is the bottom line of this parable? the bottom line is; when we bring our petitions before the throne of grace, let us pray fervently, be persistent, zeal and enthusiasm, know that regardless of where we pray, we are in the presence of our Father, he knows what our heart desires are before we pray them before him, he hears our utterances, what we pray about, knows our attitudes of approaches, whether they are nonchalant, devasting, emergency petitions or daily prayers without the purposeful faith to receive immediate answers; the widow was purposeful, knew she had to be justified, and never gave up on her petition, that someday she might receive favor in the eyes of the judge; guess what? with her faith without waverings, she also found the favor in the eyes of the judge, her issue was resolved; therefore, today, if we have unanswered petitions before our Father, let us be encouraged with this parable, to know that whatever our petitions are before the throne of grace, Jesus Christ, the judge of all judges, is aware, and working on them all; he is not a ruthless judge, and does not ignore anyone or their prayers; therefore, let us not give up on our faith in him, throw in towels of services, walk away from his righteousness; but keep the faith tough lights burning, trust in him, hang in there, know that he is advocating the Father regarding our petitions, at the appropriate times, we will receive answers by his grace. Amen!
Dearly beloved, though we do not discern the presence of Jesus Christ walking among us physically; he is within and around us at all times; his presence resides within all things of creation, engineering the affairs of both heaven and on earth; therefore, if we seek justice for any reason, he will not turn deaf ears upon our petition, but will step into our situation, call spade a spade!: can we do the same for our fellow brothers and sisters? this a point to ponder on! also, let us be serious with our prayer times, before we pray, let us cast away all worldly distractions, purge our minds and hearts of lusts of the flesh, focus entirely on Jesus Christ, know that we are in his presence to communicate with our Father through him, once we feel connected to the Holy Spirit; without doubtful minds, channel our heart desires, through his name unto our Father, if our requests are not of the evil natures, they will be granted, and manifested by his mercies that never fails, but endures forever and evermore. Pray without ceasing! Amen and Amen!
QUOTE OF THE DAY:
(KJV.) St. Luke 11:8 I say unto you, Though he will not rise and give him, because he is his friend, yet because of his importunity he will rise and give him as many as he needeth.