Daily Bread 5/9/2022


Daily Bread – May 9, 2022 (The Second Day – Genesis 1:6-8) Matthew 8:10 – When Jesus heard him, He was amazed and said to those who followed, “Truly, I tell you, I have not found so great of faith in Israel.” Confidence In The Authority Of Jesus’ Word The definition Jesus has of faith is recorded here in Matthew 8:10. The definition of faith was characterized by the attitude and confidence that a Roman Centurion had in Jesus. The centurion recognized Who Jesus was, and laid hold on the power and authority which Jesus possessed. The centurion was in such awe of Jesus, that he did not feel worthy to even have Him come to his house. Perhaps one of the advantages this man had was his ability to recognize authority. All the centurion needed was for Jesus to “speak the word only.” If Jesus said it, then that would be good enough. With the word of Jesus, the centurion was able to call it done – and to leave fully satisfied that his servant was totally cured. The authority of the Word, and our willingness to accept it and act on it, is a theme that runs throughout the Scripture. To move in such faith, we must be struck with the awesomeness and power of God; Who has authority to do anything He chooses. We must hear His Word telling us that He cares for us, and that He will do whatever we ask. Then, we must call it done (Mark 11:24; Acts 10:43; Galatians 3:2; Romans 4:17, 4:20-21; 2 Corinthians 1:20). Blessings, Pastor Mark Spitsbergen