[emaildevotionals] 04.02.2006 pm Lk. 7.6

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From: Rdruhl@...
Date: 2 Apr 2006 20:01:02 -0000
Read the Bible in a year by reading Luke 7:1--30 today 


The Lord and a Centurion 


The humility of a certain Roman soldier was amazing. He had a servant who was sick to the point of death and the servant was dear to the centurion. Therefore, this Roman officer sent for Jesus that He might heal the servant. However, before the Lord got too close to the Roman's home, the centurion sent friends to Jesus. Listen to them, 

Then Jesus went with them. And when He was already not far from the house, the centurion sent friends to Him, saying to Him, "Lord, do not trouble Yourself, for I am not worthy that You should enter under my roof." 
(Lk. 7:6 NKJV) 

The Lord was on His way to a man's house. The man knew that he was not worthy. How could he not allow the Lord of heaven to enter his house? 

Then again; 

The Lord was on His way to a man's house. The man knew that he was not worthy. How could he allow the Lord of heaven to enter his house? 

Interesting. The man called for Jesus, knowing the Lord's greatness. This man needed the Lord. Yet, it was this very reasoning that caused the man to say that he was not worthy for the Lord to enter the man's house. The Lord was very impressed with the faith and humility of this Roman officer. 

Friends, our view of the Lord determines the whole makeup of our lives. Look at your life and imagine it is someone else's life. Now, what do you think that person's view of the Lord is? 


Question from today's reading: What made John the Baptist more than a prophet?