Matthew 8:5-10, 13 – Marvelous Faith

Matthew 8:5-10, 13
5 And when Jesus was entered into Capernaum, there came unto him a centurion, beseeching him,
6 And saying, Lord, my servant lieth at home sick of the palsy, grievously tormented.
7 And Jesus saith unto him, I will come and heal him.
8 The centurion answered and said, Lord, I am not worthy that thou shouldest come under my roof: but speak the word only, and my servant shall be healed.
9 For I am a man under authority, having soldiers under me: and I say to this man, Go, and he goeth; and to another, Come, and he cometh; and to my servant, Do this, and he doeth it.
10 When Jesus heard it, he marvelled, and said to them that followed, Verily I say unto you, I have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel.
13 And Jesus said unto the centurion, Go thy way; and as thou hast believed, so be it done unto thee. And his servant was healed in the selfsame hour.

-Like a precious gem, the rarer faith becomes the more valuable it becomes.  Think about the question Jesus asks in Luke 18:8, “when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?”  The question almost sounds as if the answer is still undecided which of course is not the case; for the Lord will always reserve unto Himself a faithful remnant.  (1 Kings 19:18)  Jesus’ question should be taken by each of us personally.  He is asking each of us when He comes, will He find faith in us?

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