Luke 18: Never Give Up

1 Then Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up. 2 He said: “In a certain town there was a judge who neither feared God nor cared what people thought. 3 And there was a widow in that town who kept coming to him with the plea, ‘Grant me justice against my adversary.’

4 “For some time he refused. But finally he said to himself, ‘Even though I don’t fear God or care what people think, 5 yet because this widow keeps bothering me, I will see that she gets justice, so that she won’t eventually come and attack me!’”

6 And the Lord said, “Listen to what the unjust judge says. 7 And will not God bring about justice for his chosen ones, who cry out to him day and night? Will he keep putting them off? 8 I tell you, he will see that they get justice, and quickly.”

What do these words reveal to us now, in this moment?

Jesus used the example of an uncaring judge to communicate His care for us. Even those who show apathy toward us can be moved through persistence.

If those who do not care can respond, how much more will God, who cares perfectly for each of us, respond?

Further, Christ promises God will grant justice at the appropriate time. Does life seem unfair? It often does. But God will answer in His perfect timing when we pray without giving up.

Seeking justice? Pray. Then pray more.

God is there. He will answer when we call to Him.

Never give up.


Dillon Burroughs is the author or co-author of numerous books and is handwriting a copy of the New Testament in 2011 at Find out more about Dillon at or

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