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Luke 17:11-18:30, Proverbs 25

Every single time I read Jesus’ parable about the widow demanding justice (Luke 18:1-10), our Lord challenges my faith. This woman will not stop pestering a lazy and indifferent judge who eventually relents because of his desire to be a left alone. Jesus ends this story with a brief challenge when He asks, “However, when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on the earth? (Luke 18:8) That is the point of the entire story. This question works like a piercing gaze from our master cutting through two millennia, leaving us to wish that we could answer, “Yes, there will be faith, if you come today.” Jesus is calling the church in every generation to have a posture towards God of relentless requests based on the words of Jesus. We are to pursue God like this widow pursues justice, but with greater confidence and trust in God’s goodness. So today the question is, “If the Son of Man came today, would our Lord find faith in us?”
 

Jeremiah Vaught