Wednesday, July 24, 2013

A Widow's Story Inspired Christ's Disciples

Christ's parable about a widow who wouldn’t give up encouraged His disciples to never quit praying. Her persistent pursuit of justice not only brought her relief, but has inspired countless Christians to keep on praying and trusting God for two thousand years!

It’s so easy to give up, it’s so very hard to go on, but God is good and just and He will reward you!

Here’s her story in the New Living Translation. Be sure to read it in your preferred translation, too.

Luke 18:1-8 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?”

Don’t give up, my friend!
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1 comment:

  1. This parable is so encouraging. Thank you for sharing it!

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