Topic: +DEV+ Humility Of Faith
Humility Of Faith
"Lord, don't trouble yourself, for I do not deserve to have you come under my roof. That is why I did not even consider myself worthy to come to you. But say the word, and my servant will be healed." (Luke 7:6B-7)
Scripture Focus: Luke 7:1-10
What do we deserve? The world tells us to push to the front of the line. Fight for the corner office. Rush for first place at the table. After all, we deserve the best of everything. Or do we?
When Luke recorded this passage, he offered a seeming contradiction regarding the worthiness of the centurion. The Jewish leaders told Jesus, "This man deserves to have you do this, because he...has built our synagogue" (Luke 7:4-5). But the centurion said, "I do not deserve to have you come under my roof" (Luke 7:6). Which statement was true?
If good works are the standard, then the man did indeed deserve to have his servant healed. But the centurion knew his good works were nothing in light of the person of the Lord Jesus Christ. Then he combined his humility with great faith. "I do not deserve....But say the word, and my servant will be healed."
Jesus cited the man's humble faith as an example for us all. What do we deserve? Nothing. What do we receive when we put our faith in Jesus Christ? Everything.
Insight: Feel entitled and deserving of more? Jesus has taken the punishment for our sins that we all actually deserve. come to Him In humility of faith.
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