Avenge Us, O Lord

Unjust judge, shameless widow (Luke 18) – An Informed Faith

Not too long ago, I cited this parable of the widow and the unjust judge, found in Luke 18:2-8. It seems particularly applicable just now. Here it is, from the King James Version.

“There was in a city a judge, which feared not God, neither regarded man: and there was a widow in that city; and she came unto him, saying, Avenge me of mine adversary. And he would not for a while: but afterward he said within himself, Though I fear not God, nor regard man, yet because this widow troubleth me, I will avenge her, lest by her continual coming she weary me.

“And the Lord said, Hear what the unjust judge saith. And shall not God avenge his own elect, which cry day and night unto him, though he bear long with them? I tell you that he will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?”

We, the American people, Christians and others, have had a colossal crime committed against us–and our courts refuse to hear the evidence. Every worldly institution in which we trusted, in which we hoped for justice, has failed us. They liked The Swamp and they wanted it back.

We have nothing left but our prayers, and the judge of all the earth who hears them.

In Jesus’ name, O God, avenge us. And put things right again: because we can’t, but you can. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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