Then Yeshua told his talmidim a parable, in order to impress on them that they must always keep praying and not lose heart. source
Our English word for talimidim is Disciples.
In our subject verse, there is a word I don’t want us to miss. It is MUST.
It’s not a suggestion. It’s not merely good advice to take or leave.
No, it is a command — we MUST always keep praying, and even when we do we MUST also determine to NOT lose heart.
And so we practice.
Verse 8. He asked a question.
8 . . . But when the Son of Man comes, will he find this trust on the earth at all?” source
If we pray and refuse to lose heart — He will.
And moving on in the chapter we come to children. It is the account of people bringing their children to YESHUA and the Disciples rebuked the parents. JESUS corrected them immediately.
16 However, Yeshua called the children to him and said, “Let the children come to me, and stop hindering them, because the Kingdom of God belongs to such as these. source
Let’s light here for a bit.
Bringing children to JESUS.
Do NOT hinder children from coming to JESUS.
Does this happen today?
I think it does.
People and parents HINDER their children from coming to JESUS.
By not going to HIM themselves for one.
Another way – saying they have Come to JESUS but living like they have not.
No parent or person ever lives for JESUS without obedience to Scripture and it is a day-after-day discipline.
The evil one, all his unholy helpers, and even the world’s people hate our children.
Do you think that is strong language?
Read your Bible and if you can tolerate it watch just a few minutes of Mainstream Media.
All the aforementioned hate children and are making it their business to be sure OUR children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren DO NOT come to JESUS.
This world’s systems are set up, designed, and operate to hinder anyone from coming to JESUS in saving faith (trust); and children are the MAIN target.
The WORST act a parent or person can commit against a child is to hinder or prevent that child from saving faith in JESUS The CHRIST.
And parents if we do not actively engage with JESUS ourselves and actively seek to engage our children with JESUS – not the JESUS we are taught in many ‘churches’ today but the Real JESUS of the Bible – these children may easily grow into CHRIST-rejecting adults who die in their sins and miss GOD for eternity.
As parents, NO job, mission, opportunity, privilege, or obligation is more important than bringing our children to JESUS.
So how are you/we going to do that?
Prayer and not losing heart.
By obedience to the Scripture.
By living a godly, holy life — a life they can SEE, trust, feel and KNOW.
By refusing to provoke them to anger but rather by bringing them to JESUS. See Colossians 3:21 and Ephesians 6:4
Are you unclear about what it means to not provoke them to anger?
Then Read Scripture and Pray until GOD makes it clear to you.
For the LIFE of your children do NOT ask the unsaved people of the world for their advice!