Right off the top we are told the point Jesus was making in this parable: persistence in prayer. The widow was the victim of some injustice. What that was, we do not know. Her only option was to seek out justice through the ruling of the town judge. The judge was not just impartial, he was unsympathetic and was not necessarily concerned about administering justice from a spiritual sense of right and wrong. And yet the widow’s determination to seek out justice against her adversary brought about a just ruling by a judge who wanted to get the widow off his case.
Jesus contrasts the character of the judge to our heavenly Father. While God does not administer justice to win public favour, He does care deeply about what we think and what is just. The Bible tells us He will bring about His divine plan that is just, and God will see justice done on the earth.
The last question challenges us to keep praying for justice for which God’s timing has not yet come. When Jesus returns, will the believers here on earth still be coming before God for justice or will they have given up?
Are there injustices that we have given up on that need to be back on our prayer list?
- Pray for Pastor Lyle, for his family and his ministry.
- Pray for Eric Peters, Facility Manager; Andrea Tonn, Hospitality Coordinator; Custodians, Adit Gamble, Stan Goodnough and Anne King; Maintenance, Joe Richards.
- Pray for our Church Board members: Bee Stiansen, Cam Klapstein, Darryl Sparling, Julie Leverette, Marvin Schneider, Matt Barker, Matt Chute, Mike Pedde, and Nick Mitchell.
- Pray for our office staff: Robin Radke and Naomi Voss; Bookkeeper Lynette Carlson.