Just Say It, Jesus!

Matthew 8, The centurion who amazed Jesus
Jesus said he would come and heal the Roman Centurion’s servant, but the Centurion told him he didn’t need to come.*

The Centurion understood authority. 

When his superior officers told him to do something, he did it. Therefore, he believed in Christ's authority to heal with a mere command!

Most of us have no such understanding.

We are good at challenging authority, disrespecting authority, questioning authority, and ignoring authority. 

We don't get it.

God uses authority in our lives to teach us about our relationship with Him.(1) Starting with our parents and continuing throughout life, God commands respect for authority. When we disrespect authority, we disrespect God.

Learning to submit to and respect earthly authority helps us submit to and respect God.

Because the Centurion understood this, Christ was amazed by his faith.

Today let's ask God to give us amazing attitudes toward authority, especially His.
* Matthew 8:5-13 

(1) This doesn't mean we obey ungodly commands nor does it mean we always agree with those in authority. It means that even when we disagree or disobey, we do it with respect. 

 
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5 comments:

  1. Gail, This is a perfect and timely reminder. May we all get it one day in the Lord. Blessings, Nona

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  2. This is so true, and something Christians (myself included) regularly forget... or even deny!

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  3. Another great insightful post. Thank you.

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