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Summary: To encourage believers and to challenge unbelievers

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We are familiar with the Widow’s Mite in Luke 21 and

Mark 14; This is a parable in which Jesus illustrates a widow’s might; who, against all odds, won her lawsuit against a dishonest, well-connected adversary, and through a heartless, unscrupulous judge!

THE PURPOSE

THAT it is Important, Necessary, to pray always, and

about everything - this is God’s purpose for all men.

THAT we Recognize the Reality of God, the Character of God - that He is merciful and loving.

THAT we Realize our Need of God’s Presence,Protection,

and Provisions for our Welfare.

THAT we Reach out to Him in prayer for our Daily bread,

His Forgiveness, and His Deliverance from evil.

THAT we Rely on His Faithfulness, Rest on his Assur-

ances--All of which are repeatedly guaranteed to us.

THAT we should not Faint..Give Up or Give IN to evil:

Greek, Kakos--bad, evil, wicked.

THAT we should bring every need, every problem to our

Heavenly Father, Who bids us cast all care upon Him.

THE PLIGHT

A Widow, a victim--Even religious leaders Devoured wid-

ows houses..estates!

She was Robbed, Wronged with no Defender, Forced to

make her own Appeal to the judge.

He was no better in character than her adversary; He

had no Concern for her and no conscience toward God

Worst of all he was completely devoid of Compassion;

He had no sense of Duty to his office--A license to steal from the ones he was sworn to protect.

Her plea for justice was given the Cold Shoulder - He

seemed inclined to favor her evil adversary.

She had nothing with which to Bribe him, No Advocate

to speak for her - She had to be her own attorney.

He WOULD NOT: Listen to facts, be influenced by her

Plight, and absolutely Refused to grant her justice.

THE PERSISTENCE

She KEPT coming to him, Became Insistent, Repeatedly

Requesting: Grant me justice!

She simply refused to give up or accept the Finality of

the circumstance.

She had only TWO Choices: Quit and go home, or to keep

on Pleading her cause to the Evil-hearted judge.

She chose the only way possible to obtain her rights;

All was lost if she gave up.

It has been suggested that she met him at HIS door;

Followed him on the street and Faced him daily in court

For a While he would NOT, But "she troubles me, ex-

hausts me...gives me no peace or rest".

He had no fear of God or regard for man, but he could

not Resist the MIGHT of her Persistence.

THE PROMISE

LISTEN to what the Unjust judge said! Will not God

avenge His Own who cry to Him day and night?

They are His Elect, His Chosen, who Continue to Seek

Him - who will not succumb to discouraging events.

They who cry to Him day and night, who Rely upon His

Person, His Promises, His Power in all situations.

I tell you He WILL bring justice to them speedily; He

will Always reward Faith and Fervor in prayer.

He Bears LONG..Exercising patience toward our adversar-

ies who Abuse Us - Not Wishing for any to perish!

How Many 1st Century Christians may have prayed that God

would SMITE Saul of Tarsus - wreaking havoc on churches

He Endured Saul’s wrath against Jesus--Reached him!

Will the Son of Man find THE Faith (this kind of faith)


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