- Luke 7:1-10
Text: Luke 7:7 – 10 (ESV)
7 Therefore I did not presume to come to you. But say the word, and let my servant be healed. (power in a word)
8 For I too 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 servant, ‘Do this,’ and he does it.”
9 When Jesus heard these things, he marveled at him, and turning to the crowd that followed him, said, “I tell you, not even in Israel have I found such faith.”
10 And when those who had been sent returned to the house, they found the servant well.
What can we deduce about this certain centurion:
- He understood compassion (vv.2-3)
- He understood being a believer (v.3) Rom.10:17;1 Cor.12:3
- He understood humility (unworthiness) (v.4 & v.6)
- He understood the power of the Word (v.7)
- Wherefore neither thought I myself worthy to come unto thee: but say in a word, and my servant shall be healed.
Matt. 8:8 – “but speak the word only, and my servant shall be healed.” (Gk. alla monon eipe logo = “just only say word”) Psalm 107:20- He sent his word, and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions.
- Hebrews 1:3 (KJV)3 Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high:
John 6:63 (KJV)
It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.
God has the ability to create ex nihilo. Latin: “Out of nothing”. That is God “creates new things out of nothing”
Hebrews 11:3 (ESV)
3 By faith we understand that the universe was created by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things that are visible.