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Dec. 6 Devotion: Why Do We Require More?

Why Do We Require More?

Luke 7:2-3 [2] And a certain centurion’s servant, who was dear unto him, was sick, and ready to die. [3] And when he heard of Jesus, he sent unto him the elders of the Jews, beseeching him that he would come and heal his servant.

Think of the people who are closest to you. If they were to come down and be seriously sick you’d want the absolute best care for them. If they were diagnosed with some terrible disease we’d search out the best doctors and or hospitals we could find. We’d read all we could, ask questions of anyone who might’ve had a particular Dr. before, etc. We will listen to those who have experience and then go from there. Why do we require more from Christ to follow Him besides just hearing. The centurion here in our text says, “he had heard of Jesus” in vs. 3. He no doubt had heard about some of the miracles Jesus had performed on others. In hearing this he knew that Jesus could help his servant by just saying a word (vs. 7). We then can see what Jesus says about this man’s faith in vs. 9:

Luke 7:9 When Jesus heard these things, he marvelled at him, and turned him about, and said unto the people that followed him, I say unto you, I have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel.

Why do we require more from God to have that kind of faith? We hear preaching, we hear from others how God has moved in their lives. However, what we hear seems to not be enough. We hear how God has moved in others lives, yet doubt He can meet our needs. We hear how He uses others, yet think we are unusable. We hear preached how we should live our lives, yet live the way we want. We hear that God loves us, yet act like no one cares for us. There are so many places in our lives that when we hear something we take it as “gospel”. Why aren’t we that way with the things of God. Why do we live like God has to prove himself to us in someway? Why don’t we listen to God the way we should? He only created us, keeps us, and knows our tomorrow! Listen and have faith in Him!!

God bless you today! Bro. Josh Richardson

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