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Luke 18:1-8 – The Judge who did not fear

Jesus tells a parable about a man who did not fear God. In other words, this judge was not motivated by divine considerations to act to implement justice for the needy. Having at first ignored a widow’s persistent pleas, the judge finally acts on her behalf due to her continual crying out to him and the inconvenience it causes him.

Jesus’ point is that God is not like the above judge. God will respond to the cries of his chosen people. If the non-fearing judge will grant petitions how much more certain can we be that God will act on our behalf. The lesson is that it is worthwhile to pray and we should not lose heart because of the contrast offered above.

Given we have this promise of answers to prayers we must remain faithful until the son of man comes in glory.