Text: Luke 7 (Leviticus 11-12)
In Luke 7:1-10 we find the story of a Roman centurion asking Jesus’ help to cure one of his servants. He sends a message to Jesus:
Therefore I did 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.”
Jesus commends the centurion’s faith and heals the servant from afar. This centurion has a clear view of the fact that Jesus has command authority. In all things, Jesus is ruler, master, and King. What Jesus says, happens. In the centurion’s military world (a centurion is a Roman officer nominally in command of one hundred men), authority is unquestionable and and obedience is assumed. It is the same in Jesus’ realm. Faith goes beyond just believing in Jesus. It includes understanding that Jesus has absolute authority over every part of our lives. Challenged?
in Him, Mike