Foothill Baptist Church
Monday, January 21, 2019

20 Jan 2019

 

“Life’s Three Outs”

Nehemiah 6:11

18 And he spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint;

2 Saying, There was in a city a judge, which feared not God, neither regarded man:

3 And there was a widow in that city; and she came unto him, saying, Avenge me of mine adversary.

4 And he would not for a while:  but afterward he said within himself, Though I fear not God, nor regard man;

5 Yet because this widow troubleth me, I will avenge her, lest by her continual coming she weary me.

6 And the Lord said, Hear what the unjust judge saith.

7 And shall not God avenge his own elect, which cry day and night unto him, though he bear long with them?

8 I tell you that he will avenge them speedily.  Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?

11 And I said, Should such a man as I flee?  and who is there, that, being as I am, would go into the temple to save his life?  I will not go in.

KJV

The Parable of the Persistent Widow

18 Then Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up.  2 He said:  “In a certain town there was a judge who neither feared God nor cared what people thought.  3 And there was a widow in that town who kept coming to him with the plea, ‘Grant me justice against my adversary.’

4 “For some time he refused.  But finally he said to himself, ‘Even though I don’t fear God or care what people think, 5 yet because this widow keeps bothering me, I will see that she gets justice, so that she won’t eventually come and attack me!’”

6 And the Lord said, “Listen to what the unjust judge says.  7 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?  8 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?”

11 But I said, “Should a man like me run away?  Or should someone like me go into the temple to save his life?  I will not go!”

NIV
  1. Running Out
  2. Copping Out
  3. Sticking It Out