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Sunday, October 16, 2011

Whining and Prayer

Luke 18:2-3 (New American Standard Bible)
2 saying, “In a certain city there was a judge who did not fear God and did not respect man. 3 There was a widow in that city, and she kept coming to him, saying, ‘Give me legal protection from my opponent.’

Would you like some cheese with that whine Diamond? Whine, whine, whine. How I get fed up some days with listening to that dog whine. In fact I get so sick of hearing her whine she often ends up getting exactly what she wants just to shut her up. Talk about enabling her to continue in a negative behaviour pattern. Shame on me!

At the same time however Diamond's whining has reminded me of Christ's positive command to his disciples to always pray and not give up. The parable of the persistent widow reveals that consistency in prayer does work. The unjust judge, simply to get rid of the women and not wear himself out, finally gave her justice.

"Jesus said: And will not God bring about justice for his chosen ones, who cry out to him day and night? Will he keep putting them off? I tell you, he will see that they get justice, and quickly." Luke 18:6-8a NIV

So, as silly as it may sound, I am not going to give up whining, I will keep going to our Lord sending up a cry in regards to the many unjust situations facing our world today. I know for myself I find it easy to forget about the terrible dilemma many of our Christian brothers and sisters face each and every day. How they need the consistency of our prayers.

Now when Diamond whines instead of being annoyed and fed up I will allow it to be a godly reminder to me to be consistent in prayer for justice, that the whole world might live in freedom and peace.

Dear Lord, thank you for this Scriptural reminder to always pray for justice and not give up. We pray that we will always remember to come to You in prayer. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

1 comment:

  1. Persistence does pay off, even if it's not in the way you expect it to.