I tell you that He will swiftly grant them justice. Nevertheless, when the Son of Man comes, will He find that faith on earth?
In this parable, Jesus described a widow who persisted in approaching an unjust judge to give her justice against her adversary. As a widow, she was dependent upon society for her well-being, and she was vulnerable to abuse and neglect. This widow had obviously suffered a wrong and kept taking her case to the judge, even though he initially showed no interest in granting her request. Because her persistence was annoying to him, he decided to administer justice on her behalf.
We serve a God who is just and caring toward His people. While it may seem at times that He is delaying justice or an answer we desperately need, He has promised to work all things together for our good, according to Romans 8:28. Like this persistent widow, we must have faith that He will answer and keep taking our request before Him. Unlike her, however, we can have more faith in God than she did in the unjust judge because He is just and compassionate.
Jesus questioned whether or not He would find this kind of faith when He returned. Will His own people still be looking for Him? Will those who call themselves by His name still be waiting for Him to answer? Will we give up hope because we don’t think He will answer or come? Jesus is looking for faith, and He responds to faith. If the persistent widow received her request from an unjust judge, how much more can we who belong to Christ count on Him to come through for us? Don’t give up hope in Jesus. He hasn’t given up on you, and He will come for you one day – soon. He will answer – soon.
Have a blessed day!