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CAC Living Water Daily Devotional Guide

CHRIST APOSTOLIC CHURCH
THE LIVING WATER {Jan. ~ June, 2022}
DAILY DEVOTIONAL GUIDE

Wednesday, February 2, 2022

TOPIC: THE CENTURION’S COMMENDABLE FAITH

Read Luke 7:1-10

MEMORISE: When Jesus heard these things, He marveled at him, and turned around and said to the crowd that followed Him, “I say to you, I have not found such great faith, not even in Israel!” (Luke 7:9)

EXPOSITION
A centurion is the Roman Army commander in charge of 100 soldiers, with quite a lot of authority, being directly in contact with the soldiers. The office was normally the highest an ordinary soldier could rise to. He had many duties besides maintaining discipline within the ranks. The centurion in today’s dose of the Living Water was a gentile, but possessed some godly virtues that caught Jesus’ attention (Lk. 10:25-37). Hence, Jesus was amazed at his rare faith. Here are some of the spectacular things about him:

  1. He cared: ‘And a certain centurion’s servant, who was dear to him’ (v. 2). Can you imagine a mere servant being dear to this highly placed man? How many masters would be that concerned about their servants?
  2. He recognised and acknowledged: This man heard about Jesus and acknowledged Him as Lord that has power and authority to heal the sick (v. 3).
  3. He was deserving because of his challenging testimony (v. 4): He deserved the healing he requested for, by popular opinion.
  4. He loved: ‘for he love our nation’ (5a). The centurion loves the people and it is known to the people that he loved them and their nation.
  5. He gave to God and His people (v. 5b). He built a worship place for the people to show his interest in them and their religion: ‘and has built us a synagogue’ (v. 5b).
  6. He was humble: ‘For I am not worthy that you should enter under my roof. Therefore I did not even think myself worthy to come to You’ (vv. 6b,7a).
  7. He had great faith. His faith in the Word of God was unprecedented: ‘I have not found such great faith, not even in Israel’ (v. 9b).
    These being a mirror, and you stand before it, what do you see about yourself? Think, and make amends where necessary.

PRAYER POINTS

  1. Lord, help me to continue to see myself in the mirror of Your Word, and grant me the grace to make the necessary amends.
  2. Lord, give me holiness, care, concern, faith, love, humility, and reverence for You (CACGHB 565).
  3. Pray for CAC Odubanjo Region, our father in the Lord, the Superintendent, and its officers at the various levels, as led by the Spirit of God.

EXTRA READING FOR TODAY: Leviticus 1 – 4

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