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Jesus Teaches Prayer -Importunity 1 (for now)

Jesus Teaches Prayer -Importunity 1 (for now)

We learn clearly from Luke 18:1ff, Jesus encourages us to come to Him with importunity.

The word in Greek though means asking so often it becomes shameful.

I take two meanings from our initial study of Luke 18 here,

  1. We are not coming to an unrighteous judge, but to our loving Savior.
  2. Jesus knows our frame, and He sets out here: when the seasons come for which our hearts are rent by such sorrow that we cry to Him day and night, we are not only free to pray to Him over and over, but He invites and encourages us to pray over and over for the same concern.

Now He was telling them a parable to show that at all times they ought to pray and not to lose heart… Luke 18:1

What other meaning could there be when we are encouraged to pour out our hearts before Him than we have the freedom to cry out until He answers?

Trust in Him at all times, O people; Pour out your heart before Him; God is a refuge for us. Selah Psalm 62:8

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