An Encouraging Message from the Unjust Judge Parable About Persistent Prayer

Luke 18:2, A judge. In this parable of the Persistent Widow and the Unjust Judge, Yeshua is using a Hebraic form of reasoning or argument called kol v’khomer where a point is made from a lesser weight argument, logically-speaking, to heavier weight one. In other words, if premise A is correct, then how much more so is premise B correct?

In the Jewish religious thinking of the first century, this is one of the seven laws of biblical interpretive laws of Hillel the Great (ca. 32 b.c. to a.d. 7) who was one of the greatest Jewish religious leaders of Yeshua’s day and a main leader of the sect of Pharisees. (Hillel was also the grandfather of Gamaliel the elder, the mentor of Paul, the apostle, Acts 5:34; 22:3.)

In this parable, Yeshua is making the point that if an ungodly, secular judge who cares little about the needs of a widow will grant her wishes because of her persistent pleas for justice against her enemies, how much more will Elohim hear and answer the prayers of his elect saints who have faith in him and cry out to him continually to avenge them of their enemies.

A day of judgment is coming when the scales of justice will be balanced in favor of the saints of the Most High Elohim, the Just Judge of the universe. Certainly Elohim presently attends to the needs of his servants and gives them victory over their enemies in many small ways. But many believers are still suffering greatly at the hands of the wicked who don’t fear Elohim.

The day is coming, however, when YHVH will move with a mighty hand and universally avenge his servants of all their enemies small and great. Until then, the righteous martyrs continue to cry out asking Elohim, “How long, O YHVH, holy and true until you judge and avenge our blood on those who dwell on the earth?” (Rev 6:10). His answer to them is to wait just a little longer (verse 11), for the great day of YHVH’s wrath, the wrath of the Lamb, which is coming upon the wicked (verse 17) is coming soon. Until then, YHVH promises to never leave nor forsake his servants (Heb 13:5), so be strong in him!


3 thoughts on “An Encouraging Message from the Unjust Judge Parable About Persistent Prayer

  1. Thank you for this Word! I have mentioned that I lost my husband of almost 54 years. One side of our family do not know Adonai, so I am left to point the Way! Not easy as I am now alone in the stance!

    I feel it will not be all that long before I’m with Adonai our Savior but after all those years of having a Covering, not easy!
    Yes, Judgement is Coming! Amen

    • JoAnn, I know that nothing can replace the loving companionship of your husband, and most us reading this haven’t experienced a loss like yours—yet. so I don’t want to come off sounding pretentious or trite when I say that, now, YHVH Elohim is your covering in a raw, vital and powerful way like never before. Please encourage yourself in reading the Scriptures where he expresses his great love and concern for the widows. He has a special place in his heart for you. May he make his love known to you like never before in a very real and tangible way. May you experience it indirectly through the love of other people and directly from him as he ministers to you in wonderful and unexpected ways. My prayers for you go with this note.

    • Dear JoAnn

      My prayer for you is to experience the wonder of His Covering more directly. We are covered as individuals too and He moves closer to those who know & acknowledge their need of Him. No tear of the righteous is forgotten or looked over.

      This may be strange but their is a new intimacy waiting for you to experience in Him. A freshness between your Elohim and you. Do seek it and find out you are not alone in your stance.

      You have myriad witnesses beside you as well as witnesses that come directly from within your heart to your family, be comforted that in your faithfulness you did not hide the light.

      My hope too, is that of El, that all humanity will be saved

      Love in Messiah

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