“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? I tell you, he will see that they get justice, and quickly. However, when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on the earth?” Luke 18:7-8
Jesus had just finished a parable about a woman pestering judge to give her justice. After a lot of hounding, the judge gives in and gives her the justice needed against her enemies.
Now, Jesus compares God to that judge, only pointing out that God is not like the unjust judge was. God is listening to the cries of His people. He will not put them off forever.
These cries that Jesus is talking about is for getting justice against the enemy. Christians are being persecuted around the world. Some places worse than others, but everywhere it is occurring.
As they cry out, many are wondering when God will answer their prayers and get the needed justice. When will God destroy the enemy?
The ultimate destruction of Satan and sin will occur when Jesus returns to take His people to heaven. At that time every believer will be made perfect, and all sin will be destroyed, and Satan will be banished into the lake of fire for eternity.
However, Jesus asked a question of whether there will be faith to be found on the earth at that time. What He is really asking is: will the believers on the earth really believe that He is coming and that God will bring about the needed justice?
Often when people are begging someone to do something, after enough time, they give up asking. They quit believing that they will get heard. Many even do this with God. If God does not answer in a certain amount of time, then God does not care and they give up.
Do not allow yourself to give up believing God’s word. Trust that God will, at the right time, come back and destroy the enemy. That destruction may be today, tomorrow, or in a thousand years, but it will definitely come.
Let Jesus find faith in you when He returns. Be patient and trusting in God.
I pray today that you will believe God’s Word; that you will trust in God’s timing; that you will have faith in God; that you will have patience for God’s move; and that you will be His witness to everyone you meet.