Luke 18: 7 – 8 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. However, when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on the earth?
What has faith got to do with crying out to God day and night? Much indeed! Crying out to God in circumstances that you have no control over shows that you are putting your faith and trust in Him, who can do something about your situation, rather than in yourself. We are by nature self-sufficient and have a natural tendency to trust ourselves to get out of predicaments. The problem is that we turn to God as a last resort. Turning to god as the last resort isn’t an act of faith, but an act of desperation. Faith trusts God from the beginning.
What can we learn from this:
- We need to be persistent and persevering in prayer. Cry out to him day and night.
- God will answer us when we cry out to him.
- Although he will answer us quickly, it is quickly according to his time, not ours. He is efficient in answering our prayers.
- He will answer us because he has chosen us, we didn’t choose him. This gives us a sense of security in him.
- If Jesus came the second time suddenly would he find us living constant lives of faith in him, or would he find us trusting in ourselves?