The parable of the unjust judge also known as the parable of the importunate widow or the parable of the persistent widow is one of the parables of jesus which appears in luke luke 181 8 in it a judge who lacks compassion is repeatedly approached by a poor widow seeking justice. Parable of the widow and the unjust judge teaches persistence faith and prayer with a promise of gods ultimate justice 189 14 parable of the pharisee and the tax collector contrasts pride and humility in prayer and demonstrates the bold faith possible to the humble and penitent believer. The widows earnestness prevailed even with the unjust judge she might fear lest it should set him more against her but our earnest prayer is pleasing to our god even to the end there will still be ground for the same complaint of weakness of faith luke 186 commentaries. The just judge the reason why requests are answered now shall not god bring about justice vs 7 the first reason is because of the character of god he is just jesus used an example of an unjust judge as a contrast with god who is just god can be trusted to be a just god to make right decisions. An unfairly harsh judge meets a gruesome end in the latest intriguing burren mystery it was a macabre ending for an unjust judge his throat slit by a sharp knife his body stuffed into a lobster pot and left beneath a powerful jet of water shooting up through the cliffs from the turbulent atlantic
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