Luke 7:6-8 – A Faith that Makes Jesus Marvel

Context:  Jesus has been asked by an elder of the Jews to come and heal a centurion’s important servant.  On the way to the centurion’s house, one of the centurion’s friends delivers a message to Jesus.   Jesus will “marvel” in verse 9: “I tell you, not even in Israel have I found such faith.”  Here is what the centurion says to Jesus through his friend:

Luke 7:6-8 “Lord, do not trouble Yourself, for I am not worthy to have You come under my roof.  Therefore I do not presume to come to You.  But say the word, and let my servant be healed.  For I too am a man set under authority, with soldiers under me: and I say to one, ‘Go,’ and he goes; and to another, ‘Come,’ and he comes; and to my servant, ‘Do this,’ and he does it.”

Observation:  Faith understands the authority that God has over all things.

Application: I must approach God in prayer with a confident realization that He can command anything to be done, and it will be.  I want to speak of His authority.

Do you have this kind of faith in the authority of God?


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