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He Has Magnified His Word, Psalm 138:2

The Just Judge Who Hears

Luk 18:3-5, 3 Now there was a widow in that city; and she came to him, saying, ‘Get justice for me from my adversary.’ 4 And he would not for a while; but afterward he said within himself, ‘… this widow troubles me I will avenge her, lest by her continual coming she weary me.’ “

The widow in the parable was poor and helpless, and no men to counsel, direct, and assist her. Her adversary took advantage of her situation for self. She had no power to overcome. She also understood the character of the judge as one who does not fear God or regard men and yet she still went to seek for justice. She had zero chance of being heard and granted justice but she still went. She had no advocate or lawyer to fight for her, she still fought.

This picture is that of us who are helpless in every way going to a judge. The only difference, we have a just Judge, One who cares, One who loves to hear from the people He is leading. One who wants to fight for them. Deu 10:17-18 “17 For the LORD your God is God of gods and Lord of lords, the great God, mighty and awesome, who shows no partiality nor takes a bribe. 18 He administers justice for the fatherless and the widow, and loves the stranger, giving him food and clothing”. Psa 146:9 “The LORD watches over the strangers; He relieves the fatherless and widow; But the way of the wicked He turns upside down.”

Jesus’ mother perhaps was a widow at this point and this parable could have perfectly fitted her. Jesus took care of His mother and even leaving her in good hands of His disciple John. And this John gives us the testimony of the just Judge, 1Jn 5:14-15 “14 Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us 15 And if we know that He hears us, whatever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we have asked of Him.” The message is simple, God the just Judge of the world can be trusted. We can go to Him with confidence and expect Him to hear our cases and respond.

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