A Better Way To Pray – Chapter 09: A Ploy of the Devil

A Ploy of the Devil

Luke 18:1-8Luke 18:1-8
English: King James Version (1611) - KJV

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1Then He spoke a parable to them, that men always ought to pray and not lose heart,
saying: “There was in a certain city a judge who did not fear God nor regard man. Now there was a widow in that city; and she came to him, saying, ‘Get justice for me from my adversary.’ And he would not for a while; but afterward he said within himself, ‘Though I do not fear God nor regard man, yet because this widow troubles me I will avenge her, lest by her continual coming she weary me.’ ” Then the Lord said,  “Hear what the unjust judge said. And shall God not avenge His own elect who cry out day and night to Him, though He bears long with them? I tell you that He will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless, when the Son of Man comes, will He really find faith on the earth?”

In contrast to erroneous misinterpretation of this passage, God is unlike the unjust God. God avenges speedily as noted in verse 8 as long as faith is applied.

Advocate or Adversary?

  • Is God an adversary who doesn’t want to answer our prayer, or an advocate who desires good things for us?

“That’s Not Right!”

  • Approaching God as if He’s an adversary is a slander to His character.
  • It’s not right to think we, as human, care more about people we pray for than God.
  • Even if we never voiced it verbally, our actions depict it when we question why He supposedly, haven’t answered.
  • God puts desires in our hearts towards a person or country, so why would we think we care about them more than He does.

Act On The Truth

  • The Holy Spirit does not move independently of people. We on the other hand, are asking Him to do what He asked us to do

Consider The Fruit

  • Each individual must personally believe in Christ for themselves

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