Jesus asks, “when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on the earth?” (Lk. 18:8). In the context, Jesus had told a parable about a non-believing judge who finally consented to grant justice to a widow because of her persistence. Literally, she wore him down and her request was granted to get her out of his hair!
Christ then makes a comparison between the judge and God stating in verse 7, “And will not God give justice to his elect, who cry to him day and night?” The point He makes is very powerful. If a non-believing judge will eventually grant justice because of persistence, how much more will the God of heaven?
The specific purpose of the parable is revealed to us in the first verse of the chapter where Luke records, “And he told them a parable to the effect that they ought always to pray and not lose heart.”
The lesson for us is simple: Instead of giving up and accepting defeat, continue steadfastly (and confidently) in prayer. If we do, we can rest assured that God will grant us justice according to His will.
If we demonstrate our trust in God by praying continually to Him, the Lord will find faith when He comes and bless us accordingly. Got faith?