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Trust in Authority - Luke 7:6-8

So Jesus went with the men. Jesus was coming near the officer's house when the officer sent friends to say, "Lord, you don't need to do anything special for me. I am not good enough for you to come into my house. That is why I did not come to you myself. You only need to give the order and my servant boy will be healed. {I understand your authority.} I am a man under the authority (power) of other men. And I have soldiers under my authority. I tell one soldier, 'Go,' and he goes. And I tell another soldier, 'Come,' and he comes. And I say to my servant, 'Do this,' and my servant obeys me." (ERV) Full Text

Key Thought

It takes someone of authority to truly and to fully appreciate someone else who exercises that authority. Here is a man of authority who shows his faith in Jesus' authority and shows his own humility, a humility that was most unexpected for his position. He trusted in the power of Jesus and the power of Jesus' will and word. His faith is exemplary. Do we have that same faith? Do we believe in Jesus' promises and trust in his word with the same humility?


Today's Prayer

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Father, I believe, but help my faith grow and mature. Help my actions match Jesus' word more fully as I learn to trust Jesus' promises more completely. In Jesus' name. Amen.


Today's Verses in Context


Jesus finished saying all these things to the people. Then Jesus went into Capernaum. In Capernaum there was an army officer. The officer had a servant that was very sick; he was near death. The officer loved the servant very much. When the officer heard about Jesus, he sent some older Jewish leaders to him. The officer wanted the men to ask Jesus to come and save the life of his servant. The men went to Jesus. They begged Jesus {to help the officer}. They said, "This officer is worthy to have your help. He loves our people and he built the synagogue for us." So Jesus went with the men. Jesus was coming near the officer's house when the officer sent friends to say, "Lord, you don't need to do anything special for me. I am not good enough for you to come into my house. That is why I did not come to you myself. You only need to give the order and my servant boy will be healed. {I understand your authority.} I am a man under the authority (power) of other men. And I have soldiers under my authority. I tell one soldier, 'Go,' and he goes. And I tell another soldier, 'Come,' and he comes. And I say to my servant, 'Do this,' and my servant obeys me." When Jesus heard this, he was amazed. Jesus turned to the people that were following him. Jesus said, "I tell you, this is the most faith I have seen anywhere, even in Israel. " The group that was sent to Jesus went back to the house. There they found that the servant was healed.

Luke 7:1-10 (ERV)

 

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So Jesus came to them and said, "All authority (power) in heaven and on earth is given to me. So go and make followers of all people in the world. Baptize them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Teach those people to obey everything that I have told you. You can be sure that I will be with you always. I will continue with you until the end of the world."Matthew 28:18-20 (ERV)

Jesus was lifted up to heaven. Now Jesus is with God, at God's right side. The Father (God) has now given the Holy Spirit to Jesus. The Holy Spirit is what God promised to give. So now Jesus is pouring out (giving) that Spirit. This is what you see and hear. David was not the one who was lifted up to heaven. {It was Jesus who was lifted up to heaven.} David himself said: 'The Lord (God) said to my Lord: Sit at my right side, until I put your enemies under your power. ' "So, all the Jewish people should know this truly: God has made Jesus to be Lord and Christ. He is the man you nailed to the cross!"Acts 2:33-36 (ERV)

The people were amazed. They said to each other, "What does this mean? With authority and power he (Jesus) commands evil spirits and they come out."Luke 4:36 (ERV)

 

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