"A Faithful Witness”
1 Then Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up.
2 He said: “In a certain town there was a judge who neither feared God nor cared what people thought.
3 And there was a widow in that town who kept coming to him with the plea, ‘Grant me justice against my adversary.’
4 “For some time he refused. But finally he said to himself, ‘Even though I don’t fear God or care what people think,
5 yet because this widow keeps bothering me, I will see that she gets justice, so that she won’t eventually come and attack me!’”
6 And the Lord said, “Listen to what the unjust judge says.
7 And will not God bring about justice for his chosen ones, who cry out to him day and night? Will he keep putting them off?
8 I tell you, he will see that they get justice, and quickly. However, when the Son of Man comes,will he find faith on the earth?”
Luke 17:20-21; Isaiah 1:17; Matthew 22:37-39
For the test of our testimony will always reveal who and what we place our faith in.
Often times, your adversity or obstacles will mature you toward a deeper reliance on God.
What might appear to be a “no” or a denial when pursuing something right, might be God telling you “not yet.”
The work of fighting injustice reveals our need to be persistent in seeking God and a faithful resolve to trusting God in the face of opposition.