THROUGH THE BIBLE IN THREE YEARS
The other day I ran into a friend with whom I attended high school.
He had grown so old he didn’t even recognize me!
And he spake a parable unto them to this end,
that men ought always to pray, and not to faint;
Sometimes, in the morning when I’m praying, I wonder if God recognizes me.
Though I pray daily, is that often enough to appear before my Lord?
The parable in Luke 18 was about a widow.
The widow did not come seeking revenge, she came seeking justice.
Even though the judge was “unrighteous,” and had no respect for God,
he ordered justice done for the widow because of her persistence.
The meaning of a parable is that:
it is an earthly story which reveals a heavenly meaning.
Luke gives us an explanation of the underlying principle of prayer:
“that men ought ALWAYS to pay, and not to FAINT (or stop).”
Jesus was not explaining that prayer is answered on the basis of the number of times we come to Him.
Neither is prayer answered on the basis of our oratory.
Prayer is answered on the basis of how close a friend we are to God.
How close a friend am I?
Am I close enough that I’m ALWAYS in contact with my Lord?
Do I live so that I’m ALWAYS in a conversation with Him?
Remember, God’s phone line is NEVER busy!
Keep the line OPEN!