[The Glory Unveiled]
8 The centurion replied, “Lord, I do not deserve to have you come under my roof. But just say the word, and my servant will be healed. 9 For I myself am a man under authority, with soldiers under me. I tell this one, ‘Go,’ and he goes; and that one, ‘Come,’ and he comes. I say to my servant, ‘Do this,’ and he does it.
Effective and fervent faith is always sponsored by an understanding that can withstand a thunderbolt. The verse eight alone may be quite vague in revealing the true potential of the Centurion’s words. The understanding that underlined his confidence is revealed in the next verse where the centurion explained that he understood authority and delegated power. What proves the effectiveness of prayer is conviction in one’s spirit and results but what guarantees effective faith is unwavering understanding. Fear is reason to believe the unknown will affect you negatively whereas faith crystallises an understanding and reflect that understanding both in deed and in words. You truly believe what you profess if your attitude says the same thing as your mouth. The centurion in the verse above did not only say what he said in the verse 8 but proved in verse 9 that he lived by that understanding. Jesus called his faith great in verse 9 because it had all the ingredients that could make demands on heaven to meet his needs. Have the Centurion’s kind of faith.
Prayer_Bead: Lord Jesus, the hope of all hearts, please open the eyes of my understanding, that I may stand firm, unwavering in my convictions.
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