A Man Who Understood Authority

A Roman centurion heard about Jesus and His miraculous power to heal people and sent elders of the Jews to plead with Him to come and heal the centurion’s servant.
When Jesus headed for the man’s home, this happened, “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. Therefore I did not even think myself worthy to come to You. But say the word, and my servant will be healed. For I also am a man placed under authority, having 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”‘” (Luke 7:6-8).
This Roman, although a man of authority, did not believe he was worthy to have a carpenter-turned-teacher come to his home. However, he understood authority, because when he commanded his soldiers to do something, they did it.
Likewise, he could see in Jesus authority, and so the Roman knew that if Jesus issued a command for the servant to be healed, it would happen.
This means that the Roman knew Jesus to be more than a man.
Who do you believe Jesus to be?

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