On Good Faith
After Jesus had finished all his sayings in the
hearing of the people, he entered Capernaum. A centurion there
had a slave whom he valued highly, and who was ill and close to
death. When he heard about Jesus, he sent some Jewish elders to
him, asking him to come and heal his slave.
When they came to Jesus, they appealed to him earnestly,
saying, "He is worthy of having you do this for him, for
he loves our people, and it is he who built our synagogue for
And Jesus went with them, but when he was not far
from the house, the centurion sent friends to say to him, "Lord,
do not trouble yourself, for I am not worthy to have you come
under my roof; therefore I did not presume to come to you. But
only speak the word, and let my servant be healed. For I also
am a man set under authority, with soldiers under me; and I say
to one, 'Go,' and he goes, and to another, 'Come,' and he comes,
and to my slave, 'Do this,' and the slave does it."
When Jesus heard this he was amazed at him, and
turning to the crowd that followed him, he said, "I tell
you, not even in Israel have I found such faith."
When those who had been sent returned to the house,
they found the slave in good health.
A Cure for Slavery
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The reverence shown toward God by those who feel they
do not have a claim
on His grace, but desire it, should be an
example to those who feel they do.
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