A Thought for Today April 2, 2018

A Thought for Today April 2, 2018

“The Faith of the Centurion”
 
What is faith? Scripture says this.
 
Hebrews 11:1-2
1 Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.
2 This is what the ancients were commended for.
 
 
What does faith look like?
Please read the following verses.
 
Luke 7:1-10
 
1 When Jesus had finished saying all this in the hearing of the people, he entered Capernaum.
2 There a centurion’s servant, whom his master valued highly, was sick and about to die.
3 The centurion heard of Jesus and sent some elders of the Jews to him, asking him to come and heal his servant.
4 When they came to Jesus, they pleaded earnestly with him, “This man deserves to have you do this,
5 because he loves our nation and has built our synagogue.”
 
6 So Jesus went with them.
 
He was not far from the house when the centurion sent friends to say to him: “Lord, don’t trouble yourself, for I do not deserve to have you come under my roof.
7 That is why I did not even consider myself worthy to come to you. But say the word, and my servant will be healed.
8 For I myself am a man under authority, with soldiers under me. I tell this one, ‘Go,’ and he goes; and that one, ‘Come,’ and he comes. I say to my servant, ‘Do this,’ and he does it.”
 
9 When Jesus heard this, he was amazed at him and turning to the crowd following him, he said, “I tell you, I have not found such great faith even in Israel.”
10 Then the men who had been sent returned to the house and found the servant well.
 
Believers, as we live out our earthly lives, may we too be known as people of great faith.
 
May we understand the truth of God’s Word, that He said it, so that settles it.
 
May our faith continue to grow and strengthen. Amen

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