The FaithOfJesus2 Daily Devotional


kjv@Revelation:14:12 @ Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.

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Today's Verse:


kjv@Luke:18:1 @ And he spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint;

kjv@Luke:18:2 @ Saying, There was in a city a judge, which feared not God, neither regarded man:

kjv@Luke:18:3 @ And there was a widow in that city; and she came unto him, saying, Avenge me of mine adversary.

kjv@Luke:18:4 @ And he would not for a while: but afterward he said within himself, Though I fear not God, nor regard man;

kjv@Luke:18:5 @ Yet because this widow troubleth me, I will avenge her, lest by her continual coming she weary me.

kjv@Luke:18:6 @ And the Lord said, Hear what the unjust judge saith.

kjv@Luke:18:7 @ And shall not God avenge his own elect, which cry day and night unto him, though he bear long with them?

kjv@Luke:18:8 @ I tell you that he will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?

Today's notes:


Study Resources:

G1556 avenge/vindicate G476 adversary/opponent


Do you think it odd that God would call HIS people to stand for HIM, send HIS very own Son to suffer for the sins of many, that His enemies become ours, that we are treated by HIS enemies just as this Son was/is treated and by all of this that God would not avenge us these many enemies? Even a godless man at some point would tire of the petitions of the misused and judge towards avenging. Would GOD then be wrong to so judge in the favor of HIS saints obeying HIS Son that have long prayed for HIS just might?

We have just come from a passage about the kingdom of God being a message about the final judgement of mankind and the installment of Jesus Christ as king. We become timid messengers of that message not realizing that it is not simply judgment because God is such a judgmental guy, it is because of the avenging justice of a loving God held back temporarily for the hope of repentance from what has been done. One should not be so callous not expect judgment. Neither should one be so insolent as to think that avenging judgment is not deserved and certainly over due.

Why then has it not already come? Is it because the wicked are so strong as to hold it off? Is it because GOD is not there to begin with? Scripture insists that it is because it is both to try the hearts of the righteous and to give a chance to the potentially repentant.

Key Messages:

Declaring Certainty

kjv@Revelation:6:9 @ And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held:

kjv@Revelation:6:10 @ And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth?

kjv@Psalms:13:1 @ How long wilt thou forget me, O LORD? for ever? how long wilt thou hide thy face from me?

kjv@Psalms:13:2 @ How long shall I take counsel in my soul, having sorrow in my heart daily? how long shall mine enemy be exalted over me?

kjv@Psalms:10:13 @ Wherefore doth the wicked contemn God? he hath said in his heart, Thou wilt not require it.

kjv@Psalms:37:28 @ For the LORD loveth judgment, and forsaketh not his saints; they are preserved for ever: but the seed of the wicked shall be cut off.

kjv@Psalms:7:9 @ Oh let the wickedness of the wicked come to an end; but establish the just: for the righteous God trieth the hearts and reins.

kjv@Jeremiah:20:12 @ But, O LORD of hosts, that triest the righteous, and seest the reins and the heart, let me see thy vengeance on them: for unto thee have I opened my cause.

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