Topic: A Humble Faith
[DCLM Daily Manna 6 December 2018 Daily Devotional by Pastor William Folorunso Kumuyi]
Text: Luke 7:1-10 (KJV)
Key Verse: “Then Jesus went with them. And when he was now not far from the house, the centurion sent friends to him, saying unto him, Lord, trouble not thyself: for I am not worthy that thou shouldest enter under my roof” (Luke 7:6).
Humility, as opposed to pride and arrogance, has the potential of opening closed doors. The humble in heart always esteems the other better than himself. Some nations have had to fight needless protracted wars because their leaders held on to vain pride while their people perished in unnecessary and avoidable conflicts.
Our text deals with the issue of a centurion’s servant’s sickness. He was a Roman army officer and ordinarily, he would not have bothered about his servant’s sickness. But he took the matter to Jesus, not as a last resort but because he believed Jesus came from God. He had recognised the Jews as carriers of God’s redemption message and had built a Synagogue for them. His faith and humility was particularly amazing because of his Gentile background, having not been brought up to know the living and true God. He made it clear. ‘I am not worthy…’
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As a military commander, the centurion knew that Jesus, by far a greater Commander than himself, did not need to come to his house for the servant to be healed just the same way he (a mere military commander) did not need to be present, for his orders to be carried out. Thus, he said to Jesus, ‘Speak the word only’. Immediately, Jesus spoke the word and the servant was healed.
Many people have lost the opportunity of receiving their healing and deliverance at various church programmes because of lack of simple faith and a humble disposition. If, today, such people could sincerely show humility and exercise an unwavering faith in God’s word, they will receive their much needed miracles. You can do so today.
Thought For The Day: Before honour is humility.
Bible Reading In One Year: 2 Corinthians 10-13