The Unjust Judge and the Persistent Widow. The Passage: Luke 18:1-8 The Parameters. Instructions on the coming of the Son of Man (17:22-37) The following parable on prayer (18:9-14) In that day judges traveled around and held court in tents. They set their own agendas and about the only way to have your court case heard was to bribe one of the attendants to bring your case to the attention of.
The Parable of the Persistent Widow (Luke 18:1-8) teaches the necessity of patient, persistent,. This was one persistent woman! If a reader of this parable is not careful, he could judge God as being comparable to the unjust judge, that is, that He will not answer our requests promptly unless we bother Him with constant pleas for help. Actually, Jesus is contrasting the faithfulness of our.
This shows the total contrast to our loving God in two ways. First, it shows the judge probably did not know the woman. Had the widow been his mother, sister, or close friend, even an unjust judge should have respected her and quickly granted a positive ruling. Instead, he ignored her. This contrasts to how intimately God knows each of us. He knows every hair on our heads, every unspoken.
JUDGE: (gavel) Motion denied. WIDOW: (hands Judge another brief) In that case, I enter this motion to turn my property into a city park with me as the caretaker. JUDGE: (gavel) Motion denied. WIDOW: (hands Judge another brief) In that case, I enter this motion to turn my property into a county park. JUDGE: (gavel) Motion denied.
The Widow and the Unjust Judge. Devotional Reading: Psalm 145:13b-20. Background Scripture: Luke 18:1-8. Luke 18:1-8. 1 And he spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint; 2 Saying, There was in a city a judge, which feared not God, neither regarded man: 3 And there was a widow in that city; and she came unto him, saying, Avenge me of mine adversary.
Better translated, the woman seems to be saying, “Grant me. these are questions we must ask when hearing the parable of the widow and the unjust judge. Jesus’ teaching with parables was not meant to comfort, his intention was to challenge, to provoke, and to call us to a greater sense of faithfulness. May we have ears to hear, and hearts to receive, the word of the Lord. Show Audio.
This parable is usually titled “The Unjust Judge and the Persistent Widow” and it asserts a harsh critique of this unjust judge as well as a healthy appreciation for the persistent widow. Verse two reads that there was a judge who neither feared God nor respected man. This judge sounds pretty familiar; and if we were to add a Grand Jury next to this judge it perhaps would be even more.
God is not the unjust judge, but the widow who wears him down. Where then is the unjust judge to be found? Listen carefully: that judge is inside each of us, and the purpose of our prayer is to wear him down, to wear him out, to force him to do justice. Prayer is the widow’s voice, strident yet sane, insisting that things be different.