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A young man saw an ad for a job as a financial understudy in Boston. The ad gave only a P.O Box. He answered the ad but never got a reply, so he wrote again—no reply; a third time—no reply. So he went to Boston and asked the post office to give him the name of the box holder. They refused to give it. So, he stood near the box until a man came, opened the box, and took out the mail. He trailed the man to his office, went in, and asked for the manager. When the manager came out, the young man told him he had replied three times to the ad for the position; the post office had refused to give him the box holder’s name, so when a man came to get his mail, he followed him here. The manager said, “You are the kind of fellow I want. You are hired! We read in Luke chapter 18 that Jesus said we, too, should be persistent when we pray. He cited the widow who kept harassing an unjust judge until the judge ruled in her favor. Jesus said, “Learn a lesson from this unjust judge. God will surely give justice to his chosen people who cry out to him day and night (vv. 6–7). Of course, God answers prayer in His own time, but He answers because He loves people and He loves justice.

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