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The Unjust Judge

Bauer Evans, on August 2, 2020. Part of the The Parables of The Kingdom series

Main point: Jesus calls you to entrust your ‘case’ to God by persisting in prayer.

Key Ideas

Point 1:

Jesus told this parable because He knew that persisting in prayer is hard.

Application Questions:

Would I describe my praying during the pandemic as intermittent or persistent?

In what ‘cases’ are you tempted to lose heart and not persist in praying?

Point 2:

Don’t lose heart ~ persist in prayer believing God is more righteous than the unjust judge.

Application Questions:

How does realizing God is just, loving and wise encourage to to take up ‘case’ in prayer again?

Who might pray with you to encourage renewed persistence in prayer?

Luke 18:1-8

18:1 And he told them a parable to the effect that they ought always to pray and not lose heart. He said, “In a certain city there was a judge who neither feared God nor respected man. And there was a widow in that city who kept coming to him and saying, ‘Give me justice against my adversary.’ For a while he refused, but afterward he said to himself, ‘Though I neither fear God nor respect man, yet because this widow keeps bothering me, I will give her justice, so that she will not beat me down by her continual coming.’” And the Lord said, “Hear what the unrighteous judge says. And will not God give justice to his elect, who cry to him day and night? Will he delay long over them? I tell you, he will give justice to them speedily. Nevertheless, when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on earth?” (ESV)

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