Wednesday, July 08, 2015

Unworthy Gets the Blessing

Luke 7
            A centurion needs his servant healed. The Pharisees vouch for him. They tell Jesus that he is worthy of Jesus healing his servant because of the good he has done for Israel and that he had built them a synagogue.

            When Jesus starts off to his house to heal his servant, he sends a message saying, “Do not come to me for I am not worthy, just say the word and my servant will be healed.” The man was not appealing to Jesus based upon his own worthiness. He was appealing to Jesus based upon Jesus’s Lordship, authority, mercy and grace. Jesus marveled at this great faith. This faith is set in contrast to those who thought that the Centurion was worthy because they, themselves, were worthy. However, the point is that neither they nor the Centurion were worthy but Jesus was worthy. The Centurion got this. Those in the synagogue did not.

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