What Jesus Did! 'Not an Issue of Justice, But of Faith' — Luke 18:8

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

"I tell you, God will help his people quickly! But when the Son of Man comes again, will he find people on earth who believe in him?"
— Luke 18:8 NLT
Illustration of Luke 18:8 NLT — "I tell you, God will help his people quickly! But when the Son of Man comes again, will he find people on earth who believe in him?"

Key Thought

One of the hardest things we face as human beings is ongoing injustice. This is especially true when that injustice is directed toward us. Yet tens of thousands of believers in Jesus face injustice, hardship, brutality, and persecution each year. When believers face these hard times, it is hard to believe that they will ever receive justice. It is especially disturbing when those in power are corrupt and are the ones treating them unfairly. However, Jesus reminds us that the issue isn't injustice but faithfulness. God will settle accounts and bring justice. The real question is whether or not we'll stick in there and not give up under fire. Hang in! Pray for the Father to hear you! Don't give up, for God will not only bring justice, but he will also bring salvation and victory.

Today's Prayer

Father, through your Holy Spirit, please inspire me to faithful endurance no matter what circumstances, evil people, or Satan may bring my way. In Jesus' name. Amen.

Related Scripture Readings

  • Revelation 2:8-11
  • Romans 8:15-18
  • Acts 5:41

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About This Devotional

What Jesus Did is a one-year devotional guide through the gospels, using one short passage each day and following the Gospel in consecutive order. Each devotional consists of a passage, reflection and a prayer which opens up the day's scripture and shows how it challenges you to live for Jesus.

What Jesus Did! is written by Phil Ware.

Scripture quotations are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright ©1996, 2004, 2007, 2013, 2015 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.