Daily Word Of God
Matthew 8:5-10, 13
When Jesus went into Capernaum a centurion came up and pleaded with him. ‘Sir,’ he said, ‘my servant is lying at home paralysed and in great pain.’ Jesus said to him, ‘I will come myself and cure him.’ The centurion replied, ‘Sir, I am not worthy to have you under my roof; just give the word and my servant will be cured. For I am under authority myself and have soldiers under me; and I say to one man, “Go,” and he goes; to another, “Come here,” and he comes; to my servant, “Do this,” and he does it.’
When Jesus heard this he was astonished and said to those following him, ‘In truth I tell you, in no one in Israel have I found faith as great as this.’ And to the centurion Jesus said, ‘Go back, then; let this be done for you, as your faith demands.’ And the servant was cured at that moment.
Today's Pointers on God's Word
As you read the passage what words, phases or meanings caught your attention?
- Jesus lavishes praise on the centurion and holds him up as a model of faith. Can Jesus say the same of your faith?
- The centurion was appealing to Jesus to help his servant who was sick and paralysed. How often do you beg God to help those who are in great need? Do you pray only for your loved ones?
- Pray that yourself, your loved ones, and the millions who are suffering so much in today’s world. Every person is precious in God’s eyes, the more your heart reaches out to them, the more Christ-like you will be.