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BEING HEARD BY THE JUDGE


To understand the story of the persistent widow, we need to understand its New Testament setting, Wiersbe describes it this way,


“The courtroom was not a fine building but a tent that was moved from place to place as the judge covered his circuit. The judge, not the law, set the agenda; and he sat regally in the tent, surrounded by his assistants. Anybody could watch the proceeding from outside, but only those who were approved and accepted could have their cases tried. This usually meant bribing one of the assistants so that he could call the judges attention to the case. This is still true in much of the third world countries today.”


SOURCE: Warren Weirsbe. Be Courageous Luke 14-24. (Wheaton, ILL.: Victor Books, 1989) p. 62. Quoted by John Hamby in "Persistent Prayer" on www.sermoncentral.com.

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