Wednesday, June 01, 2011

The Importunate Widow and the Friend at Midnight

This is a book first posted on Grace Connection, the Magazine. There is no printed edition. All 30 chapters will appear on the Wheel in the following weeks.


Luke 18:1-8; 11:5-13

In the introduction to the parable of “The Importunate Widow”, Jesus emphasized the need to pray always and not to lose heart. The parable of “The Friend at Midnight” follows the Lord's Prayer and also underscores the need for persistence in prayer.

The first parable deals with a judge who is described as one "who neither feared God nor had respect for people" (Luke 18:2). Jesus describes an immoral, unsympathetic judge. He is a man who uses his power to enrich himself rather than to execute justice and consequently demonstrates no concern for the poor and unfortunate.

Read more at Adventist Perspective.


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