Daily Bread 5/13/2022


Daily Bread – May 13, 2022 (The Sixth Day – Genesis 1:24-31) Matthew 8:8 – The centurion said, “Lord, I am not worthy that you should come under my roof; but speak the word only, and I know that my servant shall be healed.” Confidence In Jesus’ Word  The centurion was not of the household of faith, and had no rights to the covenant and promises. He was a man of a pagan race, who did not know God. The centurion was a gentile oppressor and unclean to the Hebrew race. Jesus was sent to the lost sheep of the house of Israel, but He could not pass by this kind of faith. He had been looking for it in Israel, for this is what pleases God; but where was He to find it, but in a centurion’s heart. Faith arose in the heart of this sinful man out of adoration for the Son. The centurion’s faith created an access into the realms of the Kingdom that had not yet been made available unto a man like him. The faith that lays hold on the promises of God removed the wait – he was immediately provided access and his petition was granted. Unlike those in Israel, the centurion did not have to wade through a myriad of doctrinal questions before he could believe. His eyes saw Jesus and his heart was filled with love. He had a need, and his heart was filled with confidence he would not be rejected. He knew this loving Savior would respond to his request. Today, if we will only have faith in God, God’s faith will be released through us. If we will believe God, we will see the great things He has promised become a reality in our lives. If we will have faith that Jesus is exalted above all authorities with everything subject to Him, then we can be certain that what He has said, nothing can prevent. We can know and believe the love God has for us, and be filled with confidence that He has accepted us and will grant our request. We can have the same confidence the centurion had in the Word of Christ. We do not have to wait until we can see it with our eyes in order to believe; for His Word is evidence enough! Confidence in Christ Jesus, the assurance of His love, will produce great faith. Your heart cannot condemn you when you know His blood has made you right. The thoughts of rejection cannot withhold you when you gaze upon His love. The Living Word calls you and beckons everyone to come. “Have the faith of God,” He says – now call it done (Mark 11:22). Don’t hesitate; recognize Who Jesus is and let Him meet your needs! Blessings, Pastor Mark Spitsbergen