This Sunday at Mayfair, Jesus asked us one tough question.
As the summer comes to a close, our series on the parables of Jesus is nearing its end too, but it’s not over just yet.
This week we were in Luke 18:1-8, often referred to as the parable of the persistent widow or unrighteous judge. Though this parable is often referenced in lessons about the power of persistent prayer, there’s another layerhere that we dug into.
At the end of the parable, Jesus asks “Nevertheless, when the Son of Man comes, will He find faith on the earth?” It’s a question directed at us.
Jesus’s point in this parable is that if an unrighteous judge will help a widow, even for selfish reasons, how much more will God be faithful to the people He calls His own.
If we’re wondering if God cares about us, His faithfulness has been proven time and again; the real question is, will He find any faith coming from us? Or will it be buried so deep beneath our jobs, hobbies, lusts, apathy, and pride that He wouldn’t find it—even if we told Him where to look?
To borrow from another parable, Jesus won't find our faith if we bury it underground. How will your faith be found this week?
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