Friday, May 31, 2019

Luke 17-18~ Day 31~ Will Jesus find faith on earth?

How is the reading going for you?  What did you get out of the reading today?  I would love to hear!  As for me, every time I read the parable of the persistent widow, I get re-inspired to pray!
"Pray always and don't give up (18:1)

The thing with the widow is that she knew, beyond a shadow of a doubt that the judge had the power to help her.  In fact he was the only one who could help her.  "Give me justice against my adversary." (18:3)  So, she pestered him.  That was all she could do.

In the same way, Jesus is the only one who can help me!  I know that full well!...at least...I think I believe that...... So, why don't I pester like the widow does?  I think the question Jesus poses at the end of the parable is a sad one.  "Nevertheless, when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on earth? (18:8)  Do I have faith like the widow had; a faith that believes Jesus is the only one who can help me?  Or do I tend to rely on myself and others to get me out of a mess or fix things?  Is my faith a "head knowledge" but not a "heart knowledge"?

Lord, please find me with the faith you are looking for!  Thank you for clarifying that it doesn't have to be a lot (17:6), it just needs to be real!  Help me to be like the widow, persistent and fully trusting you can do all things (Matt. 19:26)!  Help me believe that in my heart as well as my head!

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