// Read Luke 7:1-10 //
7 When Jesus had finished saying all this to the people who were listening, he entered Capernaum. 2 There a centurion’s servant, whom his master valued highly, was sick and about to die. 3 The centurion heard of Jesus and sent some elders of the Jews to him, asking him to come and heal his servant. 4 When they came to Jesus, they pleaded earnestly with him, “This man deserves to have you do this, 5 because he loves our nation and has built our synagogue.”6 So Jesus went with them.
He was not far from the house when the centurion sent friends to say to him: “Lord, don’t trouble yourself, for I do not deserve to have you come under my roof. 7 That is why I did not even consider myself worthy to come to you. But say the word, and my servant will be healed. 8 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.”
9 When Jesus heard this, he was amazed at him, and turning to the crowd following him, he said, “I tell you, I have not found such great faith even in Israel.” 10 Then the men who had been sent returned to the house and found the servant well.
In order to get the attention of Jesus the centurion also managed the information he heard about Him very well. The Scripture says “…….. He heard of Jesus,” what are you doing with what you have heard of Jesus?
This man acted on what he heard and this brought deliverance to his servant. These days, people hear a lot about Jesus but many of them do not apply the word they heard. It was the Word of God that he heard that influenced him to come to Jesus. Let the Word of God that you are hearing bring godly influence to you.
PRAYER: Pray that the Word of God that you are hearing will bring godly influence to you.