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I’ve said it before. I’ll say it again. God is just like the judge of Luke 18 isn’t. The judge doesn’t want to do justice. God wants to do justice. The judge doesn’t care about the woman who comes to him. God does care. The judge doesn’t respect anyone. God respects everyone. The judge is afraid the woman will keep bothering him. God wants us to pray and pray and pray some more. The judge is weary. God never gets tired.
The only way the judge in the parable is like God is in his decision to give the woman the just decision she deserves. That’s it. But the judge does it grudgingly, God does it willingly, even eagerly. God is not at all like the judge of the parable.
The point of the Luke 18:1-8 is that God’s people need to keep praying. God is the one who is waiting eagerly to hear and answer our prayers. He wants us to trust in Him, which we will do more and more as we bring our concerns before His throne.
Will the Lord find us with enough faith to come to him for help? Or are we going to go on pursuing the human saviors who don’t want to do anything for us? Lord, have mercy.
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