“An Example of a PERSISTENT FAITH”
“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?” Luke 18:6-8
One day Jesus told His disciples a story about a PRESISTENT widow, and her encounter with an UNJUST JUDGE. Jesus wanted His Disciples to see that they should ALWAYS PRAY and NEVER GIVE UP. In this story, there was a widow who came to the judge REPEATEDLY, saying: “Give me JUSTICE in the dispute with my enemy.” The judge just IGNORED her for a while, but then 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!”
Now the lesson for us to LEARN is this: If an UNJUST JUDGE would give JUSTICE, then just think how the JUST JUDGE, the ALMIGHTY GOD, will see to it, that His OWN CHILDREN, the TRUE BELIEVERS, will get JUSTICE and QUICKLY! They may have their FAITH tested, but if they are PERSISTENT in their FAITHFUL PRAYERS. God will be FAITHFUL to see that they RECEIVE JUSTICE. However, we MUST HAVE a STRONG, STEADFAST and PERSISTENT FAITH in the ONLY ONE who will bring JUSTICE to HIS People. The Lord Jesus closed His Story with a question: “When the Son of Man (Jesus), returns how many will He find on the earth who have FAITH?” This FAITH that He was referring to may have be the SAME type FAITH that the widow had, which was a PERSISTENT FAITH. And maybe He was referring to a small number who will be here and will be FAITHFUL to Him. But whatever the meaning, I believe that the lesson to be learned is that we SHOULD NEVER GIVE UP on GOD or His SON, the Lord Jesus Christ, who LOVED us SO MUCH, that He gave His LIFE for US, that we MIGHT have EVERLASTING LIFE, in HEAVEN, with ALL its BLESSINGS, and be able to ESCAPE HELL, with ALL its HORRORS.
If you have NOT given your HEART and LIFE to GOD, your FAITH is NOT in Him, but in the SINFUL things of this LOST WORLD. And you’re destined to spend ALL of YOUR ETERNITY in HELL, unless you WILLINGLY TURN AWAY FROM your sinful lifestyle, and TURN TO GOD, with a TRUE REPENTANT HEART. And CONFESS your sins to Him and ask Him for His FORGIVENESS. Then BELIEVE, with ALL your HEART, that JESUS died for YOU, and that He is ALIVE in Heaven, making intercession for you, before God. You MUST ACCEPT His Gift of SALVATION, and have a STRONG, STEADFAST and PERSISTENT FAITH in Him, and NEVER GIVE UP! Do this NOW, while you still can. He’s waiting and COMING SOON!!!