Now, will God not bring about justice for His elect who cry to Him day and night, and will He delay long over them? “I tell you that He will bring about justice for them quickly. However, when the Son of Man comes, will He find that faith on the earth?” ¶And He also told this parable to some people who trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and viewed others with contempt:” Luke 18:7-9 LSB. https://bible.com/bible/3345/luk.18.9.LSB

 

These verses describe the state of so much of the church toward prayer and the evil in the world. For God to heal our land, the people of God must pray, repent, and do what the Lord commands. God asks the church if He will find faith among His people when He returns to bring His bride home. What kind of faith is He looking for? Faith that God, Who is just, will bring justice to the earth. What is justice? God’s will is done on earth as He prescribed His will in Scripture. Justice is applying God’s right way to live; it is obedience to His will. The church should fervently pray for God’s kingdom to come to earth as it is in heaven. This fervent, daily, individual, and continuous corporate prayer should be followed by action. The action of obedience to everything Jesus has commanded us. The attitude of our prayer, and the motive of our activity, are humility and gratefulness to God Who has saved us through His life, death, and resurrection. We repent; we are not self-righteous; we care about the lost who sin against us and wreak havoc upon our world because we too do evil and have done evil. We do not wash our hands of evil but pray for those who do evil while we do good, especially the good of leading the evil to repentance, even at the expense of our welfare. Our faith manifests before the Son of God when we pray in humility for His kingdom to come and His will to be done on earth as it is in heaven and when we are working to fulfill that very prayer until He returns. May He find us faithful on that day.

 

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