Week Ending Sunday, October 20, 2019
Persistence Pays Divine Ends
There was once a judge in a city who neither feared God nor cared for the people. A woman living in that city had filed grievance against another but the judge would not hear nor rule on the case. The woman was relentless in her pursuit of justice and badgered the judge constantly about wanting justice against her opponent. Tiring of this, the judge finally gave in to the woman's requests and granted her the justice she sought.
Jesus told this story to ensure those listening that if you endeavor to pray ceaselessly to God, asking for justice, he will answer you quickly and deliver the justice asked for through persistent praying.
A friend once asked me if I thought God would really take the time to listen to my constant praying, telling me that God was busy and who was I to think he would answer my prayers. Well, I was taken aback and thought, if this person is right, my prayers will never be answered. Who am I to think God would hear me? Well, I didn't stop praying and it finally came to me that God would indeed answer my prayers, as well as others, because he hears all. Now, there may be some delay, but then that is where persistency comes in. Keep at it. Don't let it go. It is not badgering as much as if you believe in what you are asking to be right and just then you should not give up after one or two prayers. Keep at it.
And, one of the most important prayers you can repeat is for God to help you Stay the Way. What is more important than that? Nothing, my friends, nothing, so Stay the Way. Say it over and over.
The scripture reference in this article from the cool hand of Luke, Chapter 18 verses 1 through 8.
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