Persistent will

The Parable of the Persistent Widow

1Then Jesus told them a parable about their need to pray at all times and not lose heart: 2“In a certain town there was a judge who neither feared God nor respected men. 3And there was a widow in that town who kept appealing to him, ‘Give me justice against my adversary.’

4For a while he refused, but later he said to himself, ‘Though I neither fear God nor respect men, 5yet because this widow keeps pestering me, I will give her justice. Then she will stop wearing me out with her perpetual requests.’ ”

6And the Lord said, “Listen to the words of the unjust judge.

7Will not God bring about justice for His elect who cry out to Him day and night?

Will He continue to defer their help?

8I tell you, He will promptly carry out justice on their behalf.

Nevertheless, when the Son of Man comes, will He find faith on earth?”

Luke 18:8

My Pondering

Sometimes God wants us persistently flex our will. He wants us to after it as the widow in this parable did. Her persistence prevailed.

Like Solomon taught us, there is a time for this and that.

Jesus share another parable which comes to mind regarding asking.

Ask, Seek, Knock

7Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened to you. 8For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened.

9Which of you, if his son asks for bread, will give him a stone? 10Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake? 11So if you who are evil know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good things to those who ask Him!

Matthew 7:7-11

We can gather as we ask in faith, the Father will provide for He is compassionate and loving.

Let’s Pray

God, You know what we need better than we do. We seek You, the Giver, more so than the gift.

Take Away

God knows what we need yet when we approach Him humbly, He is honored. That’s what we need to take away.

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