Christ's parable of the persistent widow and the unjust judge teaches us some tremendous truths (Luke 18:1-8). First, it teaches us that we can be confident in our prayers for God's justice. For instance, if, as the parable teaches, persistent appeals can pester an unjust judge to administer justice on behalf of a wronged widow, how positive should we be that our persistent prayers will persuade our just God to administer justice on our behalf when we are wronged?
Second, the parable teaches that God's justice will be swiftly administered on behalf of His wronged saints. Now, this should not be mistaken to mean that it will happen immediately after we pray for it. If that were the case, what need would there be for persistent prayer? No, God's justice will be administered in His time; that is, at the perfect time, not in our time. However, when it is administered against our adversaries, they will find themselves surprisingly, suddenly, and swiftly swept away by it.
Along with teaching us such important truths, this parable concludes with a most sober warning. It is truly one of the most solemn statements ever uttered by our Savior. He concludes the parable with a question on whether or not anyone upon the earth will any longer have any faith in God’s ultimate justice prior to His return. This haunting question should speak volumes to us! It should not only speak to us of the unprecedented injustices to come in the perilous times of the last days, which are already being foreshadowed by the multiplying injustices of our day, but also of our need to presently prepare ourselves, through persevering prayer, for the unprecedented perils, persecutions, and injustices about to befall us. Unfortunately, the contemporary church in America is not dropping to its knees, in order to prepare for ever-increasing end-time injustices, but sticking its head in the sand, in order to pretend that it can't and won't ever happen here.