“A Great Example of Faith”
Who gives us this great example of faith, Jesus, one of the disciples, a great prophet?
Please read the following verses and find out.
5 When Jesus had entered Capernaum, a centurion came to him, asking for help. 6 “Lord,” he said, “my servant lies at home paralyzed and in terrible suffering.”
7 Jesus said to him, “I will go and heal him.”
8 The centurion replied, “Lord, I do not deserve to have you come under my roof. But just say the word, and my servant will be healed. 9 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.”
10 When Jesus heard this, he was astonished and said to those following him, “I tell you the truth, I have not found anyone in Israel with such great faith.
11 I say to you that many will come from the east and the west, and will take their places at the feast with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven. 12 But the subjects of the kingdom will be thrown outside, into the darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.”
13 Then Jesus said to the centurion, “Go! It will be done just as you believed it would.” And his servant was healed at that very hour.
Well, Jesus tells us about this great example of faith. Who is the one who shows this great faith?
A Roman army commander called a centurion, meaning 100 soldiers answered to him.
Are you sure Jesus isn’t mistaken?
No Jesus doesn’t make mistakes.
Well, maybe the Roman commander’s faith was just ordinary.
Jesus says He hasn’t seen the faith of the Roman centurion in all Israel.
This Roman centurion was moved by God’s spirit to trust Jesus. The centurion knew that if he gave a command, his soldiers would listen.
He believed (that is faith) that if Jesus would just say the words for his servant to be healed, the Lord Jesus would do it.
Lord, when our faith waivers, may you send to our minds and beings the faith that the Roman Centurian displayed.
Have a tremendous day in the Lord,
Let everything that has breath (this includes you) Praise and thank the Lord.
Be a Blessing;