Saturday, April 9, 2011

As You Have Believed, So Let It Be Done For You


Matthew 8: 5-13

Story & Lessons

When Jesus came to Capernaum, He was met with a desperate and urgent request from a Roman centurion.

His servant-boy was paralyzed and in great torment.

This centurion was a kind man who was distraught to see his servant so ill.

He was not only a man with compassion but he was also humble.

He felt too unworthy for Jesus to come under his roof.

As a man under authority, he recognized the greatness and the authority of Christ.

He believed that just a word from Jesus was sufficient for his servant to be healed.

The Lord Jesus commended the centurion’s faith and said that he had not found such great faith, not even in Israel.

Reflection...

The faithless Israelites would be cast out into outer darkness of hell on the Day of Judgment.

What a fearful prospect awaits those who do not know Christ!

We really need to be sure that we belong to the Lord!

We must pray with humility, recognizing that we are unworthy before God.

We must trust in Jesus as the almighty God and take Him at His word.

Jesus said to the centurion, "As you have believed, so let it be done for you", and the servant was healed that very hour.

Do you pray with real faith?

Do you really believe in the promises of God that are found in His word?

"As you have believed, so let it be done for you."

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